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 Egypt

You can travel to hundreds of destinations around the world when you book your flights from Egypt with Etihad Airways and take control of your flight details with the easy-to-use modify option.

Major Airports in Egypt

Start your trip from Egypt at Luxor Airport (LXR) in Luxor city, conveniently located near the popular tourist sites of the Valley of the Kings and the River Nile. The airport has a number of restaurants and a duty-free shop among other amenities.

Cairo Airport (CAI) operates from the city of Cairo where it handles more passengers than any other airport in Egypt. It is about 15 km from the business district of Cairo, providing easy access to tourists and business travellers alike.

Airport Transportation in Egypt

Although you will need to make sure the driver uses the meter when you take a taxi to Cairo Airport, it is probably your best and most comfortable option for transportation. It isn’t unusual for the bus to Cairo Airport to be crowded and the train service doesn’t run all the way to the airport.

There is no bus service or train to Luxor Airport, but a taxi service is available throughout Luxor.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Queenstown

Book your flights to Queenstown with Etihad Airways and prepare to enjoy a destination that provides breath-taking scenery and exciting outdoor sports in a truly cinematic landscape. Whatever your interests, Queenstown has an attraction to make your holiday experience unique and memorable.

Plan Your Queenstown Holiday

The list of reasons to travel to Queenstown is endless. Lovers of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit can see the location where the movie was filmed, while those who crave excitement can experience sky diving and skiing. In the warmer months, summer cruises and jet-ski excursions are attractive options. If you would prefer a more subdued holiday, there are many gorgeous hiking trails and some of the best scenic drives in the world.

Avid skiers should book tickets to Queenstown during the winter months; June to August. If you plan to visit Queenstown during this period, we recommend you book your tickets several months in advance. Cheap hotels in Queenstown are readily available during the off-peak months, when thinner tourist crowds allow for a much more peaceful holiday. Remember to take a look at what’s on offer in our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Queenstown.

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Etihad Office in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt
City Stars
Star Capital 8, Ground Floor, Unit 3
Nasr City
+202 16918 (Short number)
caitkt@etihad.ae
9 am-4 pm (Sun-Thu)

Etihad Office in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 26, East Tower, World Trade Centre
Colombo 01
+94 11 4766500
cmbtkt@etihad.ae
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