Dubai Airports has launched new initiatives to make the journey through Dubai International as easy as possible during this year's traditional summer rush.
During June, July and August, the airport will experience its busiest period since the opening of Sheikh Rashid Terminal in 2000, with 20% more passengers than last summer, more than 11 million people. In 2007, the airport handled more than nine million people in the same period.
The measures include trained extra staff, managed queuing systems, more use of technology and more signage, all designed to ensure travellers start their holidays in a relaxed and comfortable manner.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said: - 'This year's summer rush will be the busiest period in the airport's history. We have put in place a range of measures designed to maintain the smooth running of the airport during the peak period. These include having extra staff available to help our customers quickly and efficiently through the check-in and arrival processes.
Everyone at Dubai Airports is committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers despite the challenges presented by the high volume of people travelling in the coming weeks.'
To complement its new initiatives, Dubai Airports unveiled 'Travel Tips for Smart Travellers' to help passengers help themselves and their fellow travellers to proceed speedily through the airport.
The 2008 Summer Rush is expected to be the last peak travel period for the existing facilities of Dubai International. The process of testing and commissioning all the processes and procedures for the airport's new Terminal 3 is in progress and, in the coming months, Emirates Airline flights will begin to transition gradually from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.