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Emirates says Friday is set to be one of 2017's busiest travel days

More than 420,000 travellers are expected to pass through Emirates Terminal 3 during the weekend period

Emirates says Friday is set to be one of 2017's busiest travel days
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Emirates said on Monday it expects one of its highest passenger traffic periods for 2017 this weekend as travellers head home or abroad for the holiday season.

More than 420,000 travellers are expected to pass through Emirates Terminal 3 during the weekend period, according to the airline’s latest booking figures.

The busiest day for the airline is expected to be on Friday, Emirates said in a statement.

With road works and major infrastructure enhancements happening around the main airport highways and roads, Emirates urged customers to build in extra time to their journeys to avoid potential delays.

Emirates reminded customers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departures. Customers who check in less than 60 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure will not be accepted for travel.

After checking in, passengers are also advised to make sure they get to their boarding gate on time. Gates open 90 minutes before departure, 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. Check-in and gate closure timings will be strictly followed to ensure flights depart on schedule.

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