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 Makassar

Book your flights to Makassar with Etihad Airways and get ready to experience the famous Indonesian hospitality. Makassar offers its visitors the best of the Indonesian Archipelago with its wonderful beaches, amazing cuisine, and one-of-a-kind attractions.

Plan Your Makassar Holiday

Discover for yourself the many reasons to travel to Makassar. Meander with the locals along the Pantai Losari boardwalk. Food stalls along the way offer delicious traditional snacks to refresh you. Take a 20 minute boat ride out to the island of Pulau Khayangan where you can fish or just lounge by the sea. Visit the 3rd largest indoor amusement park in the world, Trans Studio. Spend a day hiking through picturesque Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park, which contains caves and waterfalls.

The best time of the year to visit Makassar is during Indonesia’s dry season (April through to October). We recommend you reserve your tickets to Makassar several months in advance if travelling during this time to avoid the disappointment of booked flights. To find cheap hotels in Makassar when crowds are thinner, consider travelling during the rainy season (November until March). Find flight deals to Makassar throughout the year in our Deals section.

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