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 Zambia

Book your flights from Zambia to locations around the globe with Etihad Airways. Etihad consistently delivers quality service above and beyond our passengers’ expectations.

Major Airports in Zambia

Lusaka International Airport (LUN) has been recently renamed and is now known as Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. It is located roughly eight miles from Lusaka city centre. The airport houses a bank, a newsagent, a duty free shop, a pharmacy and a restaurant. Another major airport in Zambia is Livingstone Airport (LVI) which recently also had its name changed. It is now known as Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport and it is the closest airport to Victoria Falls.

Airport Transportation in Zambia

A taxi to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is usually the safest and most reliable mode of transportation. It typically takes between 15 and 20 minutes to arrive at the departure terminal from Lusaka city centre. You can also catch a mini bus to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport or to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport. There are no specific schedules, but the fare is cheap. There is also a bus which operates between the two airports. There is no train to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport or to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Wellington

Be sure to book your flights to Wellington with Etihad Airways to guarantee yourself a luxurious and relaxing flight. Once on the ground, immerse yourself in Wellington’s breath-taking scenery and interesting blend of cultures.

Plan Your Wellington Visit

The best time of year to travel to Wellington is from September to April when the bulk of the city’s cultural festivals take place. The city is filled with numerous attractions including museums, botanical gardens and picturesque mountain ranges. Wellington also features the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the first treaty between the native population and the British Empire was signed, as well as the Treaty House, the residence originally built for Wellington’s first British resident and his family. Wellington also features a thriving film and theatre scene for travellers seeking a bit of cultured diversion.

Etihad Airways offers various flight deals to Wellington throughout the year, though travellers may wish to book their tickets to Wellington between late spring and early fall to coincide with the best local festivals. If cultural celebration doesn’t appeal to you, it is fairly simple to find cheap hotels in Wellington during the off-season. The temperatures are fairly mild never dropping to less than zero degrees Celsius.

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