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 Nigeria

Book your flights from Nigeria to hundreds of destinations around the world with Etihad Airways. From the minute you book your flight to the time you arrive at your destination, Etihad will offer you exceptional customer service and a journey in a world class aircraft.

Major Airports in Nigeria

The largest airport in Nigeria is Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS). It is located in Ikeja, Lagos State, and serves the nation’s capital city. The airport has a duty free shop and various other customer services such as a bank and a business centre. It welcomed over 10 million visitors in 2012. The second largest airport is Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) which is located just outside of Abuja. It has a cafeteria and shops for travellers.

Airport Transportation in Nigeria

You cannot take a train to Murtala Muhammed International Airport or to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Bus services are unavailable to LOS, however a shuttle bus to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is available from the central district in Abuja every hour. As in many countries, the most convenient form of transportation is to take a taxi. Depending on traffic, a taxi to Murtala Muhammed International Airport can take between 30 and 60 minutes.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Auckland

Book your flights to Auckland with Etihad Airways and get set to enjoy a stunning natural landscape featuring volcanic sand beaches, mountains and massive canyons.

Plan Your Auckland Holiday

The diversity of Auckland’s topography makes the area an ideal location for the adventurous at heart. The region boasts 48 volcanic cones some of which are easily accessible to hikers and provide spectacular vista of the surrounding countryside and meandering coastline. Auckland also boasts its own rainforest and towering mountainous areas. You can explore the many different landscapes in a number of different ways including by kayak or waka, by hovercraft, by air or on foot allowing everyday to be a new and exciting adventure.

The busiest time of year to visit Auckland is between November and March. It is strongly recommended that you book your tickets to Auckland well in advance if travelling in the peak season. Cheap hotels in Auckland are also hard to find at this time of year and it is suggested that you consider travelling here between May and September. The weather is still very pleasant and the crowds are smaller. Flight deals to Auckland are available throughout the year with Etihad’s Deals section.

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