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Emirates warns of half-term passenger surge at Dubai airport

More than 430,000 passengers are scheduled to arrive over the school holidays

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has announced that it’s expecting a high volume of passengers to depart through Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport during the holiday period and has warned those travelling to arrive at least four hours early to Dubai International Airport (DXB).

According to a statement on its website, the carrier said it expects high passenger traffic to run through to 28 October 2021.

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More than 430,000 passengers are scheduled to arrive on Emirates flights during the first week of the half-term holidays (from 15 to 22 October) as many people travel to Dubai for holidays, drawn by the allure of winter sun and Expo 2020 Dubai. Popular routes include to and from the UK, India and Saudi Arabia, now reopened for travellers.

Dubai International Airport continues to contribute to the recovery of international air travel. Emirates handled almost 1.2 million customers at its Dubai hub during July and August in 2021, up from 402,000 passengers during the same period in 2020.

For more information, visit www.emirates.com

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