Arriving in Astana

Book your flights to Astana with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy a blossoming young city rapidly developing into a hub of rich culture moulded by a complex and interesting history.

Plan Your Astana Holiday

There are many to reasons to travel to Astana. As the second biggest city in Kazakhstan, it retains a provincial feel about it, so those who do not like big cities will still enjoy Astana. As a new capital with billions being spent on modernization and expansion, it features an interesting mixture of modern and old Soviet architecture, as well as an emerging vibrant arts and culinary scene.

The peak season in Astana is from June to August when the weather is at its warmest. You are advised to book your tickets to Astana early on if you would like to travel during these months. For those who want to brave the Astanan winter and avoid the summer crowds, there are lots of cheap hotels in Astana during the winter time. To find the best flight deals to Astana regardless of the time of the year, have a look at our Deals section which has some incredible special offers just for you.

Flying from New Zealand

Book your flights from New Zealand to destinations all over the world with Etihad Airways to experience an outstanding service that addresses your every need.

Major Airports in New Zealand

International flights from New Zealand are available from the country’s largest airport, Auckland Airport (AKL). There are two passenger terminals, the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal, with free bus services in-between and passenger parking. Many services are available, including foreign exchange and banking, medical services, and shops and restaurants.

From Christchurch, international flights leave Christchurch International Airport (CHC). The airport has two terminals; one on the ground level and the new level 1 terminal. Take advantage of the duty free and restaurants while you wait.

Airport Transportation in New Zealand

From Auckland, you have the option of taking a bus to Auckland Airport, which takes approximately 40 minutes from the city centre. There is no train to Auckland Airport, but you can take a taxi if you prefer. During morning or evening rush hours, be sure to allow at least an hour for travel.

You can take a taxi to Christchurch Airport and take advantage of the Drop-Off Zone on the ground floor. The airport is 12km from Christchurch City centre.

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Interested in Astana? Consider Penang

Book your flights to Penang with Etihad Airways and explore all the natural and cultural wonders that await you in this beautiful city.

Plan Your Penang Holiday

There are plenty of reasons to travel to Penang. The city is rich with history and culture as evidenced by the numerous historical buildings dating back hundreds of years. Preserving that history and the culture of its friendly people are the tasks of the Penang Museum and Art Gallery and the Penang Cultural Centre. Adding to the spectacular natural setting that surrounds this city are the numerous parks and gardens that dot the cityscape, such as the Penang Bird Park, Penang Botanical Gardens and the popular Orchid and Hibiscus Garden.

In February of every year the people of Penang celebrate the Chinese New Year over the course of 15 days. It is a very well-attended festival and it is highly recommended if you are travelling to the area during that time that you buy your tickets to Penang well in advance. Cheap hotels in Penang are more readily found during the wet season between April and November. Flight deals to Penang are always available with Etihad’s Deals section.

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