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 Kingdom of Bahrain

Book your flights from Bahrain to hundreds of destinations around the world with Etihad Airways and receive outstanding service from the time you make your booking until the end of your trip.

Major Airports in Bahrain

From Muharraq, an island in north Bahrain, you can take an international flight from the Bahrain International Airport (BAH). Bahrain Airport has the honour of being named the Best Airport in Middle East and has an award-winning duty free outlet. There is a wide variety of products in the shop, located between gates 14 and 15.

Bahrain Airport also offers you various options for an enjoyable dining experience on your way to the boarding gate. They have multiple outlets where food and beverages are available any hour of the day. Take the time to dine on fine cuisine or, if you are in a hurry, grab something from one of the international fast food chains.

Airport Transportation in Bahrain

In Bahrain, you can take a taxi to Bahrain Airport from the city centre in 10 to 15 minutes. There is also the option of a bus ride to Bahrain Airport. Although there is no train to Bahrain Airport, it can be reached by ferry.

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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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