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 Kazakhstan

You can book flights from Kazakhstan to many locations around the world with Etihad Airways. Take advantage of the comfortable seats and enjoy the flight to your final destination.

Major Airports in Kazakhstan

Near Almaty, flights are available from Almaty International Airport (ALA). The airport was originally built in 1935, for all small civil and military flying ships. Today the airport is referred to as Alma-Ata Airport. It has one passenger terminal, which was completed in 2004.

You can take an international flight from Aktau Airport (SCO) in Aktau. The airport is now referred to as Shevchenko-Central and has one terminal which was reconstructed in 2009.

Airport Transportation in Kazakhstan

The best method of transportation is to take a taxi to Almaty Airport, which is about 15 km from Almaty city. At present there is no train to Almaty Airport available.

Travellers have the option to take a taxi, limo, train or bus to Shevchenko-Central Airport. The airport is 23km north of the city centre.

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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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