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Emirates issues advisory as Dubai airport summer rush begins

Airline tells passengers to arrive early for flights from Friday; expects 62,000 to fly with Emirates in one day

Emirates issues advisory as Dubai airport summer rush begins

Emirates Airline has advised passengers to arrive early for flights from Dubai this weekend as the summer holiday season rush begins.

The Dubai-based airline said it expects higher than normal passenger traffic on its flights on Friday when more than 62,000 travellers will board its planes.

Emirates said in a statement that it also expects consistently high passenger loads until June 28.

The carrier is reminding customers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before flight departure, and plan extra time to get to the airport.

Passengers can check in as early as six hours before departure. Emirates also recently introduced special areas for families consisting of 10 check in counters in Terminal 3 that are designed with their needs in mind.

Customers who check in less than 60 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure will not be accepted for travel.

"These time checks are in place to ensure the minimisation of delays and missed connections," Emirates said, adding that passengers are also advised to make sure they get to their boarding gate on time.

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.

Customers are also being urged to check-in online, use the Self Service Kiosks or baggage drop facilities to expedite their airport experience.

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