Over 450,000 passengers to pass through DXB's Terminal 3 over next two weekends - Emirates
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Over 450,000 passengers to pass through DXB’s Terminal 3 over next two weekends – Emirates

Over 450,000 passengers to pass through DXB’s Terminal 3 over next two weekends – Emirates

High passenger traffic is expected to start from June 30 and run through till July 12

Over 450,000 passengers are expected to travel from, to and through Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB) over the next two weekends on over 1,600 flights, Dubai carrier Emirates has said.

The busiest days for the airline will be weekends across July 2-3 and July 9-10, although high passenger traffic is expected to start today, June 30, and run through till July 12. More so, close to 100,000 passengers will be arriving into Dubai on Emirates flights during that same period.

All Emirates and DXB touchpoints are geared to manage the increase in passenger traffic, with measures and protocols in place to enhance safety, a statement said. Customers are advised to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departure to avoid delays and to build in extra time for their journey with expected heavy road traffic coming into Terminal 3. Customers are also advised to review the latest travel requirements to their booked destination.

Passengers can physically check-in and drop off their luggage at any Emirates counter 24 hours before departure, with the exception for flights to the US. All passengers physically checking in at the airport are requested to check in no later than three hours prior to departure. They can also check in online 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure. Those who opt to check-in online are reminded to visit the Emirates check-in counters or contactless kiosks to complete the required travel documentation checks and formalities. Boarding 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.

Emirates customers can access an easier airport experience with contactless check-in, its biometric path and digital verification of Covid-19 medical information. Contactless kiosks are controlled by personal mobile devices without the need to touch the screens. Along with check-in, customers can choose seats on board, drop off their bags, and even pay for ancillary products like extra baggage. However, the contactless kiosk service is available to all destinations except to the US, Canada, China, India and Hong Kong due to additional requirements from these destinations.

Read: Emirates introduces touchless self check-in kiosks at Dubai International Airport

Customers can also utilise Emirates’ biometric path for a contactless journey via 18 check-in desks and 7 biometric boarding gates.

Customers flying between Dubai and London, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, New York JFK, Moscow, Frankfurt, Charles De Gaulle, and Amsterdam can now use the IATA Travel Pass to manage their Covid-19 travel documentation, including vaccination and latest PCR test results. The airline is progressing on plans to roll-out the solution across its global network this summer.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates expands IATA Travel Pass, partners with Alhosn app

In July, Emirates will also connect the Alhosn app with its check-in systems, in addition to its existing integration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Customers will have the advantage of digital retrieval and verification of Covid-19 medical records regardless of where in the UAE they had completed their vaccination, or PCR and antigen tests.

Emirates will also be reopening its dedicated First Class Lounge in Concourse B for its customers on July 1 offering a seating capacity for 540 customers.

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