Jet Bridge

Updated: 2017-11-30.

A jet bridge is an enclosed, movable connector which extends a terminal gate to a plane, allowing passengers to board (enplane) and disembark (deplane) without having to go outside.

Jetway is a registered trademark of JBT AeroTech for a certain kind of aircraft loading bridge which allows passengers direct, protected access to an aircraft from the terminal. This is a common term that most passengers use to refer to a jet bridge, air bridge, or aerobridge.

Jetway, Air Bridge, Aerobridge
Categories: Air Travel Terms
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