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 United States

You can book flights from the United States to a number of destinations with Etihad Airways and receive an incredible service from the time you make your reservation until you arrive back home.

Major Airports in the United States

From Queens, New York, travellers can take international flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). JFK Airport is the busiest airport in the country and one of the busiest in the world. There are 8 terminals at the airport where a variety of passengers from all over the world arrive and depart. You can also enjoy the numerous restaurants and shops available in the airport.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) has flights leaving Dulles, Virginia, and is 41.6 km from downtown Washington, D.C. It has a main terminal and two midfield terminal buildings.

Airport Transportation in the United States

You have the option to take a train to John F. Kennedy Airport from midtown Manhattan in 50 minutes. You can also take a taxi to John F. Kennedy Airport in about 30 minutes or travel by bus.

A bus to Washington Dulles Airport takes about 25 minutes from the centre of Washington. Travel time is about the same by taxi.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Almaty

Take one of Etihad Airways’ flights to Almaty and discover a city of fountains and lakes. This city will surprise you with its modern character and natural landscapes that are so beautiful that they take your breath away.

Plan Your Almaty Holiday

Travel to Almaty and discover a world that for a long time remained hidden from the European traveller. In the Tengri Umai Gallery you'll find an amazing selection of Soviet and local artists’ work, in the Central State Museum you will learn the history of Kazakhstan, and in the exclusive Arasan Baths you will be able to balance your mind and body through either Turkish, Finnish, or Russian methods.

If you purchase tickets to Almaty during the summer, you can explore the stunning Trans-Ili Alatau on horseback and refresh yourself in Alpine Lakes. If you take advantage of the off-peak season flight deals to Almaty, you can see these same areas under a beautiful blanket of snow and also enjoy winter sports. As this country has not yet been exposed to international tourism, it will be relatively easy to find cheap hotels in Almaty, except in the month of September, which is the busiest month of the year.

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Etihad Offices in United States

New York, United States of America
Rockefeller Center
600 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
NY 10020
+1 212 554 1300
nyctkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Chicago, United States of America
IL 60611
+1 212 554 1300
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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)