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 Champaign-Urbana

Book your flights from Champaign-Urbana to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and treat yourself to the very best in luxurious airline accommodations. Our state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems complement fine dining, professional staff, and spacious cabins.

Major Airports in Champaign-Urbana

The Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area is serviced primarily by the University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI). Dedicated in 1945, Willard Airport was the second-busiest airport in Illinois by 1969, until U.S. Regulation made regional airline service there less economical. Today, only a few commuter flights service the airport, and a bulk of the traffic moving through is related to the student body from the nearby University of Illinois.

Airport Transportation in Champaign-Urbana

The University of Illinois Willard Airport is located approximately 10 miles from downtown Urbana, and approximately 5 miles from downtown Champaign. Travellers can secure a bus to the University of Illinois Willard Airport 7 days a week. Travel times vary by destination, but will generally take between 10 and 20 minutes. A taxi to the University of Illinois Willard Airport is also available for travellers requiring greater scheduling flexibility, though this accommodation is obviously more expensive. There is no direct train to the University of Illinois Willard Airport.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Champaign-Urbana to Colombo on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Offices in United States

New York, United States of America
Rockefeller Center
600 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
NY 10020
+1 212 554 1300
nyctkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Chicago, United States of America
IL 60611
+1 212 554 1300
nyctkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed

Etihad Office in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 26, East Tower, World Trade Centre
Colombo 01
+94 11 4766500
cmbtkt@etihad.ae
8.30 am-5 pm (Mon-Fri), 9 am-1 pm (Sat & public holidays)