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Emirates says 115,000 passengers to use Dubai's T3 this weekend

Dubai airline prepares for busy holiday period as travelllers head abroad; extends online check-in facility

Emirates says 115,000 passengers to use Dubai's T3 this weekend

Emirates Airline said on Tuesday it expects high passenger traffic on its flights this weekend as travellers head abroad for spring and holiday breaks.

The carrier said in a statement that more than 115,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3 this weekend, with consistently high passenger loads from Dubai also expected on March 27 and 28.

Emirates reminded customers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before flight departure, and plan extra time to get to the airport to avoid delays.

To make the customer journey more seamless, Emirates said it has extended its online check-in to 48 hours before departure, a full day early than 24 hours previously.

The increased lead time offers customers greater flexibility to choose their seats, and reduces waiting times at the airport as boarding passes would already be in hand, the airline said.

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