Ted To Board and Deplane Simultaneously

Ted, United Airline's low-fare operation, will become the first airline to operate the fully automated, over-the-wing dual jet bridge, basically a loading bridge between the aircraft and the terminal that will enable passengers to board and deplane simultaneously from the front and rear doors on most narrow-body aircraft. The manufacturer says this new system will cut deplaning time in half and improve the customer experience. The new loading bridge system initially will be used on Concourse B at the Denver International Airport. Five bridge systems will be installed in 2006, with future systems planned throughout the Ted network in 2007 and beyond after operational testing is complete.

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