07:19 AM

Emirates expects busy weekend

DUBAI, U.A.E., 23 June 2015 -  Emirates expects higher than normal passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend, as travellers head home or abroad for the summer holiday season.

Over 62,000 travellers will board an Emirates flight from Dubai on Friday 26th June, and consistently high passenger loads are also expected from 25 to 28 June.

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. Passengers can check in as early as six hours before departure. Emirates also recently introduced special areas for families consisting of 10 check in counters in Terminal 3 that are designed with their needs in mind.

Customers who check in less than 60 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure will not be accepted for travel. These time checks are in place to ensure the minimization of delays and missed connections. Passengers are also advised to make sure they get to their boarding gate on time. Boarding starts 45 minutes before each flight and gates close 20 minutes before departure. If passengers report late Emirates will not be able to accept them for travel.

Customers are also urged to check-in online, use the convenient Self Service Kiosks or baggage drop facilities to expedite their airport experience. Those checking in online are required to check in their luggage no later than 90 minutes prior to departure. Customers holding an e-boarding pass and travelling with carry-on bags only, can proceed directly to passport control and security clearance.

Customers travelling to the United States, Canada and the UK are reminded to charge their electronic devices before getting to the airport, as they will be required to switch on these devices on at the relevant boarding gates where screenings will take place, or risk being denied access to fly. During busy travel periods passengers may experience longer queues due to heightened security measures.