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 Oman

Book your flights from Oman with Etihad Airways to hundreds of destinations spanning the globe and be pampered by Etihad Airways’ exceptional staff and world-class aircraft.

Major Airports in Oman

Muscat International Airport (MCT), also called Seeb International Airport, is the largest airport in Oman. It is situated 32 km from Muscat city centre and welcomes eight million visitors a year. It offers a wide array of eating establishments from quick and easy to a full service restaurant. The airport features a great selection of high-end shops. It also offers free Wi-Fi to passengers and a currency exchange. Another airport in Oman is Salalah Airport (SLL), which is much smaller and serves the resort area of Oman.

Airport Transportation in Oman

The transportation infrastructure in Oman is quite good and is expected to improve further with a proposed rail link, which would enable passengers to take a train to Muscat International Airport. There are also several bus lines so taking a bus to Muscat International Airport is relatively easy. As always, if you require more room and do not mind paying a little extra you can always take a private taxi to Muscat International Airport.

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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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