Arriving in Basrah

Book your flights to Basra with Etihad Airways and get ready to discover a mythical land where legend and fantasy go hand in hand. Located in the Arabian Gulf, the life of its inhabitants has always been linked to the sea, so it’s not strange that Sinbad legends are still alive in the areas surrounding its port.

Plan Your Basra Holiday

Travel to Basra and open the door to its past. Old Town is still impressive with its amber-brick buildings, openwork tracery windows, and its ancient mosques that remain as a sign of ancient splendour. Use the Shatt al-Arab River as your guide and you’ll see its most urban side at the Corniche al-Basora pier and its more traditional side in the neighbourhoods along the riverbanks.

If you decide to book tickets to Basra using Etihad’s Deals section, don't forget to go to Sinbad Island and explore its beautiful gardens in the middle of the river. With Etihad Airways you can find good flight deals to Basra, but remember that the best season to travel is during the fall and winter. Regarding accommodation, it won't be too difficult to find cheap hotels in Basra as tourism is still growing.

Flying from Newcastle, Au

Book your flights from Newcastle to hundreds of international destinations with Etihad Airways and experience the superior customer service that has made us famous. Enjoy a relaxing flight with top class refreshments and the best in-flight entertainment.

Major Airports in Newcastle

In Newcastle, international flights depart from Williamtown Airport (NTL), also called Newcastle Airport, located approximately 40 km from Newcastle and the same distance from Port Stephens. The airport offers passengers a range of facilities including several fast-food and sit-down dining options as well as a variety of shops, free Wi-Fi, ATMs and a parents’ room.

Airport Transportation in Newcastle

In Newcastle, you can take a bus to Williamtown Airport. Buses depart eleven times on weekdays and five times on weekends from a central point in the city. A train to Williamtown Airport runs several times per day and this service is provided by the CityRail Network. You can also take a taxi to Williamtown Airport, although fares are typically higher than for the bus or train. Taxis can be obtained at most major hotels, throughout the city centre and by prearranged reservation.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Newcastle, Au to Basrah on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

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