Arriving in Johannesburg

Book your flights to Johannesburg with Etihad Airways and set yourself on a journey to the heart of African splendour.

Plan Your Johannesburg Holiday

Your love for African adventure will surely find fulfilment if you travel to Johannesburg. This journey is also your window of opportunity to explore the historical foundation of South Africa. Tours into the Apartheid Museum and the historic downtown Johannesburg buildings are set to pique your interest and leave you wanting to learn more. The Cradle of Mankind and the Gold Reef City excursion are a good chance to do just that.

The best time to travel to Johannesburg is the beginning of February just after the busy and crowded school holidays of December and January. You can immerse yourself in the greatest dance festival of the south, FNB Dance Umbrella also held around this time. Tickets to Johannesburg around this time; like every other time of the year, are easy to come by. Cheap hotels in Johannesburg are bountiful approaching the end of January; it is advisable you book for around this time to avoid the crowds. Visit Etihad’s Deals section to get the best flight deals to Johannesburg when you want to travel.

Flying from Finland

Book your flights from Finland to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy our world class, in-flight features that will help you to relax while you travel to your destination.

Major Airports in Finland

In Helsinki, flights depart from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) which acts as the main international airport for Finland. Initially constructed for the 1952 Summer Olympics, there are children’s rooms, free Wi-Fi is available at any time and you can pick up a good read for the flight at the book swap. Flights from Oulu take off from Oulu Airport (OUL). It is the second busiest airport in Finland after Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in terms of passenger load. Oulu Airport has some of the best disabled facilities around.

Airport Transportation in Finland

In Helsinki, the regional bus to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport leaves from the Central Railway Station every 15 minutes and takes around 40 minutes. A taxi to Helsinki Airport is another option and you can expect a 25 minute journey.

A taxi to Oulu Airport should be arranged at least two hours in advance in order to avoid disappointment. A bus to Oulu Airport from the city centre is available. Unfortunately, as with Helsinki Airport, there are no trains to Oulu Airport.

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Interested in Johannesburg? Consider Mandalay

Flying to the beautiful and exciting city of Mandalay couldn’t be any more convenient than with Etihad Airways.

Plan Your Excursion to Mandalay

Whether you are looking for something fun and exhilarating or relaxing, Mandalay has what you are looking for. After travelling up to Mandalay Hill, a traveler can catch a view of the gorgeous city and its surrounding countryside from 230 meters up. The Mandalay Palace is a magnificent complex that is home to the Cultural Museum, featuring sculptures, painting and furniture used by both King Mindon and King Thibaw. The cost of entering the museum is approximately $2 US per person.

The Shwenandaw Monastery is famous for its intricate wood-carvings. The Kuthodaw Pagoda, or the World’s Biggest Book, is a stone sculpture that was built in 1857. The Buddhist Bible is surrounded by 729 upright stone slabs with religious inscriptions.

The Atumashi Monastery is quite popular among men and women who fly to Mandalay. Build by King Mindon in 1857, the original structure burnt down in 1890. Fortunately, the grand monastery was rebuilt in the Nineties for visitors to enjoy.

Finally, a traveler to Mandalay can take the whole family to Yadanabon Zoological Gardens to see more than 300 different species of animals, including Burmese Roofed Turtles.

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