Circles before the gate

Hey, I am wondering what are these circles before the gate?

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It’s an angle to come into for your nose gear to follow to align with the taxiway to pull into the gate at a good angle.

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Adding on to Asher’s point, they can also be used for pushback (not all aircraft, though).

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U can find these often at Asian airports. Typically its used for widebodies in the case for this image. But they are also used for some medium size gates as well.

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yes this image is quite helpful and self explanatory.

Fancy arrows 😍

yeah they are; that is why i got so fascinated by seeing them.

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