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Emirates Airline to increase fares from March 1

Emirates Airline Fuel Surcharge

Blaming recent fuel price hike, Emirates Airline is introducing a fuel surcharge, for all tickets issued on or after the March 1, 2012, to reflect the substantial recent increases in fuel costs.

The fuel surcharge will differ by markets and routes.

The fuel surcharge in Economy Class is Dh60 on routes from the UAE to the GCC, Middle East and South Asian Subcontinent. The surcharge for First Class and Business Class tickets on these routes is Dh390.

On routes from the UAE to Africa, Europe, the Far East and Australasia the surcharge is Dh120 in Economy Class and Dh500 in First Class and Business Class, respectively.

On routes from the UAE to the Americas the surcharge for Economy Class is Dh170 and Dh610 for First Class and Business Class. All surcharges are one-way.

This news comes weeks after the Abu Dhabi-based carrier, Etihad Airways, announced that it would increase the fuel surcharge on all its flights to Europe.

Previously a fuel surcharge was added to the ticket prices by Emirates Airlines.

From Emirates 24×7

Emirates Airline launches 24-hours early check-in service

Emirates offer 24 hours early checkinIn order to ease the summer holidays pressure, and to cut long check-in queues, Emirates Airline is offering a 24-hours early check-in service for passengers.

The facility, located adjacent to Terminal 3 car park area in Zone C, allowing passengers to check-in up to 24 hours in advance – except those travelling to the United States.

To provide a more seamless and efficient travel experience, 16 counters at the new check-in facility will allow passengers to not just check-in, but also drop off their luggage, obtain their boarding pass, and have the flexibility to return to the airport at their convenience and proceed directly to immigration.

The check-in facility will operate throughout the week from 5pm to 10am, targeting the peak overnight travel period.

The facility is expected to draw in passengers who travel in large groups, along with parents travelling with young children.

From: Emirates 24|7