Trade routes are hyperspace lanes that are used for large scale trade between a chain of planets. They were often used to transport essential minerals and metals in return for other essential minerals. Many planets were dependant on various trade routes.
Empire at War seriesEdit
In the Empire at War series, miniture versions of large trade routes are included. Trade routes give the faction controlling the planets in the trade route a bonus ammount of income and a quicker interplanetary travel time.