Arriving in Istanbul

Book your flights to Istanbul with Etihad Airways and journey to a land of spice and culture. Istanbul is one of the most historically important cities in the world; explore its epic history.

Plan Your Istanbul Holiday

Travel to Istanbul is akin to stepping into a time machine and going on a historical tour through the great empires of the past. You would come to Istanbul as Byzantium and then again as Constantinople and then yet again as the modern day Istanbul. The Roman Empire, The Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Latin Empire all called this beautiful city between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea their capital. An intricate part of the infamous Silk Road, this city has been draped in mystic and teeming with a meshing of cultures since 660 BC.

The summer sees a massive influx of tourists to Istanbul. If you are coming between July and September be sure to book your tickets to Istanbul as early as possible. Cheap hotels in Istanbul are easily found during the winter months as the temperature can drop to around freezing and the tourists stay home. Flight deals to Istanbul can be found in our Deals section.

Flying from France

Book your flights from France to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and experience travelling in the finest comfort and luxury.

Major Airports in France

Paris’ main airport is the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and is located just outside of the city. Each of the three terminals are easily accessible by taxi, and for busy passengers, Terminal 1 even has access to a hair salon to get you ready on the go.

For those travelling from the Alps, the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry International Airport (LYS) has three terminals that can easily be walked to from the drop-and-go car park. The airport has two hotels available if you wish to stay nearby.

Airport Transportation in France

From the city centre in Paris it is easy to take a RATP bus to Charles de Gaulle Airport (65 minutes). For those who prefer a little more privacy, a taxi to Charles de Gaulle Airport is another option (45 minutes).

Travel by train to Lyon-Saint-Exupéry International Airport is convenient and economical, with the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Station located right at the airport. The high-speed TGV trains arrive from multiple locations across France, so you can access the alpine airport with ease.

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Interested in Istanbul? Consider Geneva

Your flights to Geneva aboard Etihad Airways will be just the beginning of an amazing holiday that you will never forget. Geneva is set in the gorgeous landscape of Switzerland, and while an ancient city, offers all modern-day amenities. There are awe-inspiring scenes around every corner, and memories just waiting to be made.

Plan Your Geneva Holiday

Geneva offers fantastic experiences for everyone. Have your picture taken in front of the Jet d’Eau fountain or experience ancient wonders in the Museum of Art and History. If you are looking for a truly unique experience, take a pre-arranged walking tour of Geneva by visiting sweet shops along the route. Swiss chocolate is known the world-over for its excellence.

If you are looking for a quieter time to visit the beautiful city of Geneva, try July and August when the temperatures are in the mid-20s. This is the best time to travel to Geneva and find cheap hotels in Geneva as well. Look in the Deals section of Etihad Airways to find exceptional flight deals to Geneva. If you like the hustle and bustle of peak season, visit in the winter when ski season is in full swing from November to January.

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