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 Istanbul

Book your flights from Istanbul with Etihad Airways to hundreds of locations worldwide and experience their luxurious aircraft and exemplary service.

Major Airports in Istanbul

Ataturk International Airport (IST) is the largest airport in Istanbul and is located 15 miles west of the city centre. It welcomed 45 million passengers in 2012. The majority of International flights leave from Terminal 2. The airport has an onsite hotel and offers several passenger services such as conference halls, tourist information, first aid and pharmacy services, banks and currency exchanges and free Wi-Fi. The Terminal offers several shopping opportunities including some duty free options. The international terminal also has a mini food court on its arrivals level that offers coffee and Turkish pastries and sandwiches. The departures level offers several restaurants and cafes pre and post security.

Airport Transportation in Istanbul

You can take a subway train to Ataturk International Airport from just about anywhere in greater Istanbul. There is also a regularly scheduled bus to Ataturk International Airport from the city centre. You can take a taxi to Ataturk International Airport if you require the extra baggage room and don’t mind paying a little extra. They are readily available throughout Istanbul.

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

Etihad Offices in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey
Süleyman Seba Caddesi, No. 21
Akaretler ?? 34437 Be?ikta?
+90 212 326 8600
isttkt@etihad.ae
09:00-12:30 / 13:00-18:00 (Mon-Fri)
Airport Ticketing office, Istanbul, Turkey
Ataturk Havalimani
Dis Hatlar Terminali
Gidis Kati, Yesilkoy
+90 (212) 465 30 00
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun 11.00 - 16.00

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)