Travel is expected to reach another peak for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period. A high volume of travellers will be making their way to Emirates’ dedicated Terminal 3 facilities on 2nd and today, 3rd January 2021, to depart Dubai, in addition to a rush of inbound traffic into the city.
According to Emirates, across both days, over 70,000 passengers will be departing and arriving on Emirates flights.
The airline urges reminded to check the latest travel requirements to their booked destination. And also to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departure. Emirates also encourages to build in extra time in their journey to avoid delays with expected traffic congestion coming into Terminal 3.
Emirates also requests travellers physically checking in at the airport to check-in no later than 3 hours before departure. This is regardless of the class of travel. Hence, customers who present themselves less than 60 minutes before their scheduled flight departure will not be accepted for travel. Furthermore. they can also check-in online 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.
Customers can also utilise Emirates’ biometric path for a contactless journey from specific check-in desks in Terminal 3 to boarding gates, with fewer document checks and less queuing. Immigration formalities have been streamlined with biometrics and facial recognition activated at both the smart gates and tunnel.
After checking in, the airline advises passengers to 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. Likewise, the airline follows Check-in and gate closure timings strictly to ensure flights depart on schedule.