Meaning of jetway in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒɛtweɪ/


  • A portable bridge placed against an aircraft door to allow passengers to embark or disembark.

    ‘The third jetway will replace an existing passenger bridge at United's Gate 6.’
    • ‘Included will be better gates and jetways, and more retail options.’
    • ‘The shooting took place on a jetway to an American Airlines plane that had just arrived from Colombia.’
    • ‘The two marshals opened fire in the airport jetway after a confrontation inside the plane.’
    • ‘Computer systems, bag conveyors and airport jetways operated at some airports, but not at others.’