Emirates ramps up efforts to make travel easier ahead of Eid travel rush
With the Eid travel rush just around the corner, the teams at Emirates are preparing to welcome more than 700,000 customers in Terminal 3 at DXB this holiday period.
The busy travel period is expected to start on April 29, with the highest volumes of travellers on the weekend before Eid, but travel is expected to remain high until May 9 and across the two weekends.
The most popular destinations for UAE travellers getting away or visiting friends and family for Eid are London, Istanbul, Manila, Cairo, Paris, Casablanca, New York and Los Angeles.
For travellers based in Ajman and the Northern Emirates, there’s been no better time to skip the DXB queues and take advantage of the airline’s Ajman check-in facility, now open round the clock.
Customers can now check in up to 24 hours ahead of their flight, and up to 4 hours before departure. Emirates has also been working with the Ajman Transport Authority to expand the bus schedule to DXB, and now provides an enhanced check-in experience, complete with medical document checks, boarding passes and they can also fully check-in their baggage ahead of their convenient bus trip to DXB, bypassing the queues and breezing directly to the gate.
Customers who check in less than 60 minutes before departure will not be accepted for travel. Once checked in, passengers are advised to ensure they arrive to their boarding gate on time. Gates open 90 minutes before departure, boarding starts 45 minutes before the flight and gates close 20 minutes before departure. Emirates will not be able to accept passengers reporting late to the boarding gate for travel. Check-in and gate closure timings will be strictly followed to ensure flights depart on schedule and to avoid the impact on operations.