Eid Travel Rush: Get to airport early

Emirates Terminal 3 alone to process 106,000 over holiday period

DUBAI 20 June 2017: Emirates airline has advised customers to arrive early to the airport during a busy summer season.

In a statement carried by Wam, the airline said that it expects higher than usual passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend, starting from Wednesday 21st June as travellers journey out for their summer holidays and Eid breaks.

Over 106,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3 during the weekend and Eid period, according to the airline’s latest forecast figures. The busiest weekend day for the airline is expected to be on Friday 23rd June where over 37,000 Emirates passengers will depart through Terminal 3.

The statement also advised customers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before flight departure. With ongoing heavy road works and construction around the main airport highways, customers are encouraged to plan extra time to avoid potential delays.

By Sheena Amos