By Staff writer
Airport augments staff levels at DXB, urges residents to use Emirates ID at smart gates
Dubai Airports is expecting over 1.9 million passengers to pass through Dubai International (DXB) during Eid and summer holidays, it said on Wednesday.
The airport is expecting its busiest day for departures to be on June 23 (Friday) with over 76,000 departing passengers, while June 30 (Friday) will be the busiest day for total traffic (departing, arriving and connecting) with over 262,000 passengers.
Dubai Airports, in collaboration with airlines, has taken a number of measures to ensure passenger volumes don’t affect service.
The airport has augmented staff levels and employed passenger flow monitoring technology which allows the airport, airlines and control authorities to detect and deploy staff to areas of high passenger concentration.
Further, the airport’s smart gate service, which allows the use of Emirates ID cards upon arrival and departure, will reduce immigration transaction times to 10 to 15 seconds and alleviate congestion at immigration points.
“Due to the heavy passenger loads we want to remind passengers to give themselves a bit of extra time to get to and through the airport,” said Anita Mehra, senior vice president of communication and reputation at Dubai Airports.
Under its “Early Birds Have More Fun” initiative with Emirates Leisure & Retail, passengers will be offered 25 percent discounts at the latter’s restaurants and spa treatments.
Over the peak summer travel period, the airport will offer unlimited free high speed Wi-Fi and hold live performances as part of its ongoing “musicDXB” initiative.transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.