Hub and spoke system

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Term hub and spoke system
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hubbing

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hub airport

online hub

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An operational system in which flights from numerous points (the spokes) arrive at and then depart from a common point (the hub) within a short time frame, so that traffic arriving from any given point can connect to flights departing to numerous other points.

Definition Source

ICAO (2004), doc. 9626, Manual on the Regulation of International Air Transport

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