As travel rebounds from the impact of the pandemic, Emirates prepares for its busiest period yet, with over 550,000 customers expected to depart the UAE between June and July out of more than 2,400 weekly departures network-wide.
The airline continues to add flights and frequencies where possible as it ramps up its summer schedule, and will operate nearly 80% of its pre-pandemic capacity, or more than one million seats. weekly this summer to meet demand.
Daily booking volumes are accelerating as the summer holidays approach, and Emirates is urging customers who have not planned their holidays or made travel arrangements to get ahead and book now for s ensure they are able to travel on the dates and flights of their choice.
This year, travelers from the United Arab Emirates will head to Emirates’ six UK destinations, Cairo, Amman, Emirates’ nine Indian points, Manila and Beirut to visit family and friends. Leisure travel traffic from the UAE will also hit an all-time high, with dozens of travellers, mostly families and couples, heading to Bangkok, Istanbul, Vienna, Zurich, Nice, Phuket, Singapore, Oslo , Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane. and the West Coast of the United States for an extended summer vacation as more countries continue to open up to tourism and drop their entry restrictions.
As many customers have been waiting nearly two years to travel, Emirates is working hard to ensure it delivers an amazing onboard experience and a smooth journey on the ground.
On the ground, customers can expect a speedy process when using the airline’s biometric path in Terminal 3 for contactless travel from select check-in counters, Emirates lounges and gates. The airline has also introduced other technology-driven services, including self check-in and bag drop kiosks at DXB for a smoother, contactless airport experience. Emirates customers also now have the option of reducing their waiting time with 25 mobile check-in ports, where they can obtain their boarding passes, weigh and tag their bags, and have any questions answered by the check-in staff.
Customers based in Ajman and the Northern Emirates can skip the DXB queues and take advantage of the airline’s 24-hour Ajman check-in service. From Abu Dhabi, Emirates customers can board the airline’s bus service which now operates five times a day.
First Class customers can take advantage of Emirates’ new home check-in service which gives them the option to check in from home free of charge. Emirates First Class customers based in Dubai and Sharjah can have check-in agents come to their homes or hotels at pre-booked times to complete all check-in formalities, including verification documents, checking baggage and issuing boarding passes. There is a dedicated counter at the airport for any last minute extra baggage.
On board, guests can expect regionally inspired dishes, special menus and an unrivaled beverage offering in all classes, along with a host of other amenities. Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice, now offers over 5,000 channels, with content in 40 languages to suit all tastes and preferences, including 4,000 hours of the latest movies and TV shows, and nearly 3,500 hours of music and podcasts to choose from.
The airline will fly to 35 A380 destinations this summer, and customers can expect the airline’s signature experience on its two-story flagship, including its hugely popular onboard lounge and shower spa, among other award-winning experiences to be found in all cabin class.
From August 1, customers flying from Dubai to London, Paris and Sydney will be able to enjoy the airline’s full Premium Economy experience, with dedicated DXB check-in areas, luxurious seats offering unrivaled comfort with a step ranging up to 40 inches, soft and durable blankets and amenity kits, elevated onboard gastronomy and a premium beverage selection, among other thoughtful touches.
Customers returning from vacations abroad can continue their summer on-the-ground experiences in Dubai with My Emirates Pass. Customers traveling between May 1 and September 20, 2022 can enjoy exclusive offers at over 500 locations, including restaurants, marquee outlets, spas and exclusive attractions across the city by simply showing their Emirates boarding pass. – TradeArabia Press Office