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 Burundi

Start planning your next holiday by reserving your flights from Burundi with Etihad Airways. With roomier seats, you can make yourself right at home and stretch out for the most comfortable ride possible.

Major Airports in Burundi

Bujumbura International Airport (BJM) is a major airport in Burundi, named after the capital city of Bujumbura. It is located about 10km away from Bujumbura’s City Centre. From here, travellers can take flights to destinations all around the world.

Gitega Airport (GID) is located in the city of Gitega, 67.16km from Bujumbura Airport in Central Burundi.

Airport Transportation in Burundi

A bus to Bujumbura Airport is the safest and fastest option. Numerous minibuses run the major routes around the country and leave the minibus station near the market area. You can flag them down on the side of the road.

There is also the option of getting a taxi to Bujumbura Airport from Bujumbura city centre for a reasonable price. You can also hire a rental car, but road conditions and concerns for safety make it advisable not to drive after 5pm. There is no train to Bujumbura Airport or Gitega Airport so taking a taxi to Gitega Airport is your best option.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Gladstone

From beach lounging to splurging in downtown shops to thrilling ocean adventures, Gladstone offers amazing experiences to all of its visitors. Book your flights to Gladstone with Etihad Airways and explore this Australian treasure.

Plan Your Gladstone Holiday

There are endless reasons to travel to Gladstone. Its gorgeous beaches offer relaxation as well as opportunities to surf, fish, and boat. Gladstone has top-notch shopping districts with everything from one-of-a-kind boutiques to high-end brand-name stores. The city offers vast choices for food, no matter what you are craving. Experience BAM (Beach Arts Music). This fun and free community event takes place the first Saturday of every month.

Gladstone’s peak season runs from November through March. Temperatures are perfect for water play, one of the city’s chief attractions. We recommend you reserve your tickets to Gladstone early if travelling during this period. To find cheap hotels in Gladstone, think about visiting in the cooler part of the year, April through October. The weather is still beautiful and ideal for walks in the national and city parks, shopping, and a myriad of other amusements. Don’t forget to visit our Deals section to find flight deals to Gladstone any time of year.

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