Arriving in Basrah

Book your flights to Basra with Etihad Airways and get ready to discover a mythical land where legend and fantasy go hand in hand. Located in the Arabian Gulf, the life of its inhabitants has always been linked to the sea, so it’s not strange that Sinbad legends are still alive in the areas surrounding its port.

Plan Your Basra Holiday

Travel to Basra and open the door to its past. Old Town is still impressive with its amber-brick buildings, openwork tracery windows, and its ancient mosques that remain as a sign of ancient splendour. Use the Shatt al-Arab River as your guide and you’ll see its most urban side at the Corniche al-Basora pier and its more traditional side in the neighbourhoods along the riverbanks.

If you decide to book tickets to Basra using Etihad’s Deals section, don't forget to go to Sinbad Island and explore its beautiful gardens in the middle of the river. With Etihad Airways you can find good flight deals to Basra, but remember that the best season to travel is during the fall and winter. Regarding accommodation, it won't be too difficult to find cheap hotels in Basra as tourism is still growing.

Flying from Laos

Book your flights from Laos to thousands of destinations with Etihad Airways and enjoy our first class service and aircraft.

Major Airports in Laos

Wattay International Airport (VTE) is one of the only international airports in Laos. It is located 2 miles outside of Vientiane. It provides travellers with various shops, restaurants, a post office and an Internet cafe and boasts a new terminal for international travel. Another major airport is Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ), situated in Northern Laos. It offers passengers a limited number of cafes and shops.

Airport Transportation in Laos

There are no trains to Wattay International Airport or to Luang Prabang International Airport. It may be possible to take a bus to Wattay Airport, but you will have to ask the driver to stop near the airport as there is no designated airport stop. This could lead to a lengthy walk from where the driver drops you off. There is also no bus to Luang Prabang Airport. The most fun and most affordable way to get to either airport is by tuk-tuk, a three wheeled motorcycle-based taxi-service. Alternatively, you can hire a more standard, four wheeled taxi to Wattay International Airport.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Jeddah

Book flights to Jeddah with Etihad Airways and get ready to explore a destination like no other. Filled with ancient wonder and modern comforts, Jeddah is a great place to visit.

Plan Your Jeddah Holiday

A great place for shopping or to just lay back and relax on the white sandy beaches, Jeddah is a wonderful vacation spot. Here, modern and cosmopolitan lifestyles meet ancient and traditional culture and one can truly admire the cultural melting-pot that is Jeddah.

The ideal months to travel to Jeddah are the winter months between October and March, when the sun gives some respite and the climate cools down. Getting tickets to the city in this season may be hard and booking your tickets to Jeddah in advance is recommended. Etihad Airways offers great flight deals to Jeddah, so you can afford to indulge in some of the delicious Arabic food and the numerous, amazing activities and attractions. You can find cheap hotels in Jeddah very easily, leaving you with fewer concerns as you spend your hours discovering the city and all its wonders. Its beauty makes Jeddah a true traveller’s delight.

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