Earlier today, Emirates Airline opened their very first remote check-in terminal at Port Rashid, the first of its kind outside of an airport, aimed at providing smooth and seamless connections for cruise ship passengers. The brand new check-in counters will allow passengers disembarking from cruise ships to check in for their anticipated Emirates flights with ease at the same location.
.@emirates opens the first remote check-in terminal, outside of the airport, to provide seamless connections for cruise passengers, who are disembarking from their cruise ships to check in for their onward Emirates flight at the same facility.https://t.co/5PsFjq4gDZ pic.twitter.com/lNG8q1DC0H— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) November 11, 2019
The check-in facility will have a total of eight counters where Emirates staff will be available to check-in customers' luggage and issue individual boarding passes to passengers up to four hours before flight departure. The remote terminal will be open annually from October through to April.
According to the Dubai Media Office, it is expected that over the next six months, 198 cruise ships will dock at Port Rashid, where approximately 280,000 passengers will proceed to their onward Emirates flights.