Arriving in Sydney

Book your flights to Sydney with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy a destination where shopping, art, culture and entertainment are fused together in one of the most excitingly modern cities in the world.

Plan Your Sydney Holiday

There are countless reasons to travel to Sydney. With a plethora of internationally recognised art galleries and museums, the city is an art enthusiast’s dream destination. Complete with free outdoor shows, the Sydney Festival is the largest arts gathering in Australia. The summer in Sydney proliferates with music, film, and performance events that cater to all tastes. Travellers searching for relaxation and the great outdoors can enjoy the many beaches, national parks and green spaces that Sydney has to inspire you.

The peak season in Sydney runs from January to April and October to December, when the temperature is a steady 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. The city can get very crowded especially at festival time. Check the festival calendar and book your tickets to Sydney in advance. The best time to find cheap hotels in Sydney is from May to August, when the temperature averages to 10 degrees Celsius. Visit our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Sydney throughout the year.

Flying from Portugal

Book your flights from Portugal to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy fine dining and entertainment during your flight.

Major Airports in Portugal

In Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, international flights depart from the Portela Airport (LIS). There are two passenger terminals; Terminal 1 is located in the main building and handles international flights and arrivals, and, to the south, Terminal 2 serves departures for domestic flights only. Parking is available next to Terminal 1 with a shuttle service operating between the two.

Flights from the Algarve region depart from Faro International Airport (FAO). This airport has a single terminal with a wide range of amenities including ATMs, currency exchange booth, and post office. Shops offer leather goods, sunglasses, and locally made handicrafts.

Airport Transportation in Portugal

The Aerobus service offers regular connections between Portela Airport and central points in the city. The bus to Portela Airport from Lisbon city centre takes about 20 minutes. There is no train to Portela Airport.

Getting a taxi to Faro Airport is the best option with the airport located approximately 4 km from Faro City Centre (10 minutes). Taxies in Faro are convenient and affordable, and have some of the lowest fares in the country.

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Interested in Sydney? Consider Almaty

Take one of Etihad Airways’ flights to Almaty and discover a city of fountains and lakes. This city will surprise you with its modern character and natural landscapes that are so beautiful that they take your breath away.

Plan Your Almaty Holiday

Travel to Almaty and discover a world that for a long time remained hidden from the European traveller. In the Tengri Umai Gallery you'll find an amazing selection of Soviet and local artists’ work, in the Central State Museum you will learn the history of Kazakhstan, and in the exclusive Arasan Baths you will be able to balance your mind and body through either Turkish, Finnish, or Russian methods.

If you purchase tickets to Almaty during the summer, you can explore the stunning Trans-Ili Alatau on horseback and refresh yourself in Alpine Lakes. If you take advantage of the off-peak season flight deals to Almaty, you can see these same areas under a beautiful blanket of snow and also enjoy winter sports. As this country has not yet been exposed to international tourism, it will be relatively easy to find cheap hotels in Almaty, except in the month of September, which is the busiest month of the year.

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