Dubai airport packed for spring travel break

DUBAI , UAE, 1 April 2019: Emirates reported high passenger traffic at the weekend mainly due to visitors travelling to and from Dubai to enjoy the spring break holiday.

Emirates busiest day, Friday 29 March, passed with the airline’s Terminal 3 in Dubai handling more than 42,000 passengers who boarded international flights.

Peak passenger movements will continue through to this Tuesday with spring break travel exceeding 205,000 passengers departing Dubai to destinations beyond. 

Inbound traffic on Emirates flights will see 160,000 passengers on flights to and through Dubai over up to this Wednesday.

Emirates urged passengers to build in extra time for their journeys to the airport to avoid potential delays.

Passengers can physically check in at the airport as early as 24 hours before flight departure, and are requested to check in no later than two hours prior to departure, regardless of class of travel.

Customers who check in less than 60 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure will not be accepted for travel. Customers can also check in online on both their desktops and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.

In addition to online check-in services, Emirates also offers convenient car park check-in facilities in Dubai with 16 check-in counters located in Zone C.

Customers can use these to check in and drop off their luggage. Alternatively, customers heading to Emirates Terminal 3 can choose to drop their luggage at one of the 46 dedicated bag drop counters in Economy Class or separate counters in First Class and Business Class from six hours to 90 minutes prior to departure. Families travelling with small children can use dedicated Family counters in check-in zone 2.

Emirates passengers can also take advantage of a stress-free experience before boarding their flight with Emirates’ Home Check-in service for just AED 250, covering up to seven pieces of luggage

After checking in, passengers should make sure they get to their boarding gate on time. Gates open 90 minutes before departure, 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. Check-in and gate closure timings will be strictly followed to ensure flights depart on schedule. These time checks will ensure minimal flight delays out of Dubai.