Photo: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, 2012.
Jet Bridge, Warsaw Airport
A jet bridge (or jetway) is an enclosed ramp that connects
an the gate of air terminal to the door of an aircraft. They are
designed to accommodate a wide range of aircrafts, from large
wide-body planes such as the B767 or A330 to small regional jets
such as the E170 (as pictured on the above photo; E175?). They
offer the convenience of protecting the embarking or
disembarking passengers (and crew) from weather conditions and
provide added security and safety by preventing passengers to
walk around the airfield between the aircraft and the terminal.
They however have the drawback of consuming a specific amount of
space regardless of the type of aircraft being used.