Airline traffic trends indicate hub and spoke model more prevalent in North America

Dan Greaves

Senior Manager, Marketing Travel Payments, Amadeus IT Group

Though widely known to airline industry insiders, you might find this point raised by a blog reader regarding our Global airline traffic trends report interesting.

We found that the average connecting rate of the ten busiest airports in Asia is 19% compared with 32% for the top ten hubs in Europe. Our data agrees with the notion that Asia is a much more point-to-point market than Europe. And in North America the hub and spoke model is even more prevalent: the average connecting rate for the top ten hubs in North America is 45% way ahead of both Europe and Asia.