Arriving in Astana

Book your flights to Astana with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy a blossoming young city rapidly developing into a hub of rich culture moulded by a complex and interesting history.

Plan Your Astana Holiday

There are many to reasons to travel to Astana. As the second biggest city in Kazakhstan, it retains a provincial feel about it, so those who do not like big cities will still enjoy Astana. As a new capital with billions being spent on modernization and expansion, it features an interesting mixture of modern and old Soviet architecture, as well as an emerging vibrant arts and culinary scene.

The peak season in Astana is from June to August when the weather is at its warmest. You are advised to book your tickets to Astana early on if you would like to travel during these months. For those who want to brave the Astanan winter and avoid the summer crowds, there are lots of cheap hotels in Astana during the winter time. To find the best flight deals to Astana regardless of the time of the year, have a look at our Deals section which has some incredible special offers just for you.

Flying from Sri Lanka

You can take flights from Sri Lanka to many destinations around the world with Etihad Airways and enjoy the advantages of a high quality flying experience from the time you make your reservation until you arrive at your chosen destination.

Major Airports in Sri Lanka

Reserve your flights from Sri Lanka and fly from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The airport is in the city of Hambantota and is 35km from the city of Colombo. Both Terminals 1 and 2 serve international passengers, while the third terminal operates exclusively for domestic services. As the main airport in Sri Lanka, Bandaranaike Airport has excellent road and rail links. Ratmalana International Airport (RML) also offers international flights from Colombo itself.

Airport Transportation in Sri Lanka

Trains to Bandaranaike Airport can be accessed using the Airport Express Rail, which runs directly from the centre of Colombo. You can catch a shuttle bus to Bandaranaike Airport from some hotels so be sure to enquire when you book. The extensive public bus system in Colombo does run to the airports, but you may prefer to hire a taxi to Bandaranaike Airport, which will take only 13 minutes from Colombo city centre via the new, high-speed Katunayake Expressway.

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Interested in Astana? Consider Christchurch

Book your flights to Christchurch with Etihad Airways and take the stress out of air travel. Use your time in the air to rest, conserving your energy to embrace all that Christchurch has to offer.

Plan Your Christchurch Holiday

Travel to Christchurch and see how spectacular landscapes and temperate weather combine to make this city a nature-lover’s paradise. Nearly any outdoor activity you can think of is available; from sky diving to white-water rafting, paragliding to jet-boating, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning, fishing, golfing, cycling and rock climbing. The sheer number of attractions ensures you will barely have time to catch your breath. Fortunately Christchurch offers plenty of amenities for relaxation as well, including the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and three expansive beaches.

With numerous local festivals and celebrations taking place throughout the year, there’s never a bad time to visit the city. The best time to book your tickets to Christchurch is during the mild summer months between November and March. Bargain hunters looking for cheap hotels in Christchurch may want to adjust their vacation to align with the off-peak winter months. Remember to check the Deals section of our website for the best flight deals to Christchurch.

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