Arriving in Colombo

Schedule your flights to Colombo with Etihad Airways and take a trip to a varied, multicultural city with an interesting history of different sovereign nations until Sri Lanka’s independence made it the financial centre of a new nation and it took on a personality of its own.

Plan Your Colombo Holiday

Travel to Colombo during the peak season of December to March if you want to be there for the best weather. It will be hot, but the lack of rain and humidity should make it pleasantly so rather than uncomfortable, and you should book your tickets to Colombo well in advance as this is the most popular time to visit the city. This is the best time for walking around the city and visiting museums and unique combinations of architecture from around the world. The fabulous elephant shows are also worth seeing.

Those looking for cheap hotels in Colombo may wish to consider a wetter holiday during the monsoon season when the city has far fewer local and international travellers. Whenever you are planning to travel be sure to check the popular Etihad Deals section for the best flight deals to Colombo all year round.

Flying from Almaty

Book your flights from Almaty and travel with a level of comfort that has made Etihad Airways one of the world's favourite airlines. The excellence of our in-flight service is the reason that we have a high volume of loyal customers.

Major Airports in Almaty

Almaty International Airport (ALA) is located about 15km northeast of the city and serves as the main airport in Kazakhstan. It receives an average of 3.5 million passengers annually, but this number is increasing so plans to expand the facilities are underway. A new passenger terminal is expected to open its doors to international tourism soon.

Airport Transportation in Almaty

There are many options to travel to the airport, but the most economical and cheapest option is to take a bus. From the city centre, you can take a bus to Almaty International Airport in under 30 minutes. There is also a trolleybus line that has recently been renovated and that departs every 10 minutes.

Another alternative, if you are short of time or travelling with lots of luggage, is to take a taxi to Almaty International Airport. There is no train to Almaty Airport at present.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Almaty to Colombo on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Office in Kazakhstan

Almaty, Kazakhstan
240G, Furmanov Street, Business Centre CDC1
50059
01 floor
+7 727 3303000
alasales@etihad.ae
Monday-Friday: 09:00-17:30, Saturday: 13:00-18:00

Etihad Office in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 26, East Tower, World Trade Centre
Colombo 01
+94 11 4766500
cmbtkt@etihad.ae
8.30 am-5 pm (Mon-Fri), 9 am-1 pm (Sat & public holidays)