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 Des Moines

Book your flights from Des Moines to hundreds of international destinations with Etihad Airways and experience superior customer service throughout your entire trip.

Major Airports in Des Moines

In Des Moines, international flights depart from Des Moines Airport (DSM), located approximately three miles from the business district and has flights leaving twenty four hours a day, all throughout the year. Travellers have access to several dining and shopping options within the airport’s concourses, which provide last minute souvenirs, cold drinks, deli sandwiches, magazines and books.

Airport Transportation in Des Moines

Travellers can get a public bus to Des Moines Airport, available from stops throughout the city. For public bus service, check the route schedule as posted by the Des Moines Area Transit Authority (DART). If you are staying at a hotel during your stay in Des Moines, enquire as to whether a complementary shuttle bus is provided for transportation to the airport. A taxi to Des Moines Airport can be obtained throughout the city’s metropolitan areas or from your hotel’s concierge. At present, there is no train to Des Moines airport, but the availability of public and private transportation more than makes up for this.

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

Etihad Offices in United States

New York, United States of America
Rockefeller Center
600 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
NY 10020
+1 212 554 1300
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Chicago, United States of America
IL 60611
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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)