Effective 1 April 2012, Emirates will change their airport check-in and gate closure times that will affect all passengers flying from or through London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow airport.
- Check-in counters will close 60 minutes prior to departure. Passengers arriving after this time may not be accepted for travel.
- Gates will close 15 minutes prior to departure. Checked-in passengers arriving after this time may not be accepted for travel.
- Additionally, Emirates asks that passengers arrive at their departure gate no less than 35 minutes prior to departure. Passengers should clear Customs no later than 60 minutes prior to departure time.
These changes are being implemented to aid in improving on-time departures, which will allow Emirates to provide better connections for passengers.