Emirates expects 250,000 passengers on first 3 days of 2017

Emirates airline has said it expects a busy start to 2017, with close to 250,000 passengers set to pass through Emirates’ Concourses and Terminal 3 in the first three days of 2017.

According to the latest booking figures, the busiest day for the airline is expected to be Monday January 2 when a record of more than 87,000 passengers will pass through Terminal 3.

To make the journey as seamless and trouble-free as possible at the airport, Emirates is deploying extra staff to assist customers, the airline said, adding that passengers should build more time into their travel time to avoid delays.

Guidelines for passengers

  • Emirates also reminded customers to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before flight departure, and plan extra time to get to the airport to avoid heavy traffic expected during this period.
  • Passengers are requested to check in no later than 90 minutes prior to departure, regardless of class of travel to ensure minimal flight delays out of Dubai.

“Emirates is reminding customers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before flight departure, and plan extra time to get to the airport to avoid heavy traffic expected during this period. Passengers can physically check-in at Terminal 3 as early as six hours before departing on their flight,” the airline said in a statement.

The airline said strict rules are in place for all passengers to ensure timely operation schedules are met.

Emirates has special check-in areas consisting of 20 economy check-in counters in Terminal 3 at Area 2, which are designed with their needs in mind.

UAE nationals and residents can pass through immigration more efficiently by using their UAE ID cards at the new smart gates at Terminal 3.

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