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 Saudi Arabia

Book your flights from Saudi Arabia to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and travel in multi award-winning luxury on the most advanced aircraft available.

Major Airports in Saudi Arabia

For travel from Riyadh, the major airport is King Khalid International Airport (RUH). This is a huge airport; it serves over 13 million passengers a year and has an attached VIP terminal.

When flying out of Dammam, the closest airport is King Fahd International Airport (DMM). This is the largest airport in terms of area in the world, though it serves a relatively small number of passengers by comparison.

Airport Transportation in Saudi Arabia

Taxis to King Khalid International Airport are available throughout the city. Authorised taxis carry the airport logo and it is compulsory that they have meters. There are no buses to the King Khalid International Airport, but it is possible to get shuttles to and from nearby hotels.

Buses to King Fahd International Airport travel from all nearby cities and the fares are reasonable. Taxis to King Fahd International Airport are also available and take about 60 minutes from the centre of Dammam. At present there is no train service to either of the airports.

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Interested in Astana? Consider Kalimantan

Take one of Etihad Airways’ flights to Kalimantan and bring along your adventurous spirit. You will find an amazing natural environment, surrounded by gorgeous beaches, lined with coconut trees and filled with an ancient culture that is still alive today.

Plan Your Kalimantan Holiday

Travel to Kalimantan to be immersed in a unique natural environment that can be discovered in many ways: venturing into the rain forest in search of rare species, enjoying tranquil beaches, visiting the traditional Dayak dwellings, and seeing constructions that have withstood the elements for more than 200 years. The urban side of Kalimantan is revealed through the Samarinda Market, where you will find the best of the local crafts, or in the stores of Martapura, which is famous for its diamonds.

With Etihad Airways Deals section you can find great flight deals to Kalimantan, but keep in mind that from October to March it rains frequently, so the best time to buy tickets to Kalimantan is from May to September. It is easy to find cheap hotels in Kalimantan throughout the year, however, in May it will be a bit more complicated because there are many popular cultural events which attract numerous tourists.

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