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 Mackay

Flights from Mackay can be provided by Etihad Airways, winner of multiple awards for our wonderful service, cosy cabins and affordability.

Major Airports in Mackay

Flights to Mackay land and depart from Mackay Airport (MKY). Although it’s not as busy as most of Australia’s airports, there are enough amenities and facilities to serve a large number of passengers. Some of the services provided include car rentals and taxi transportation. Parking is available and parents with children have spaces conveniently located near the departure terminal and check-in area. Luggage trolleys are available and you can find them in car parks and within the terminal building. ATMs are available along with restaurants and gift shops.

Airport Transportation in Mackay

You can take a bus to Mackay Airport or use the shuttle services. This is the cheapest way to get to the airport. Regrettably, there is no direct train to Mackay Airport but you can always take a taxi to Mackay Airport. It’s always best to organise with a taxi company early so as to avoid having to hail down a taxi. Taxis are always more expensive, but are the fastest and most convenient mode of transportation to the airport.

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

Etihad Offices in Australia

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