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 Australia

It is easy to book your flights from Australia to hundreds of destinations around the world with Etihad Airways and enjoy a first class experience while you travel.

Major Airports in Australia

In the capital city of Canberra, flights arrive and depart from Canberra International Airport (CBR). The single terminal has recently been renovated, expanding the check-in counters from 16 to 44, as well as installing additional screening areas and four additional baggage carousels. Both short and long-term parking is within close proximity.

Flights from Sydney depart from Sydney Airport (SYD), also known as Kingsford-Smith Airport. Sydney Airport is one of the oldest operational airports in the world and the busiest in Australia. There are 3 operating passenger terminals. Driving time is about 12 minutes from Canberra city centre, depending on traffic.

Airport Transportation in Australia

Taking a taxi to Canberra Airport is the primary method of transport. There is also a coach service that operates during the week, allowing passengers to take a bus to Canberra Airport from certain locations.

A train terminal located between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 makes it possible for passengers to take a train to Canberra Airport in about 10 minutes from the city centre.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Hervey Bay

Getting on any of Etihad Airways’ flights to Hervey Bay gets you that much closer to a laid back holiday on long, sandy beaches under the sub-tropical sun.

Plan Your Hervey Bay Holiday

Its beautiful beaches are reason enough to travel to Hervey Bay, however its numerous attractions make it a destination worth visiting repeatedly. The bay offers a chance to enjoy amazing wildlife experiences including close up encounters with dolphins and the humpback whale. Fishing enthusiasts will love the sheltered waterways that make for great fishing. Fitness enthusiasts can jog or cycle along the beautiful Esplanade, which offers a splendid view of the bay. Wonderful restaurants, cafés, and shopping make Hervey Bay all the more exciting.

The sub-tropical temperature makes Hervey Bay a great holiday spot year-round and one can plan their vacation on the basis of activities that they love. The whale sighting season between July and November is in high demand and booking tickets to Hervey Bay in advance for this season is recommended. There are many cheap hotels in Hervey Bay, leaving you with more to splurge on other activities. Etihad Airways also offers great flight deals to Hervey Bay, making your trip even more enjoyable.

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