Arriving in Istanbul

Book your flights to Istanbul with Etihad Airways and journey to a land of spice and culture. Istanbul is one of the most historically important cities in the world; explore its epic history.

Plan Your Istanbul Holiday

Travel to Istanbul is akin to stepping into a time machine and going on a historical tour through the great empires of the past. You would come to Istanbul as Byzantium and then again as Constantinople and then yet again as the modern day Istanbul. The Roman Empire, The Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Latin Empire all called this beautiful city between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea their capital. An intricate part of the infamous Silk Road, this city has been draped in mystic and teeming with a meshing of cultures since 660 BC.

The summer sees a massive influx of tourists to Istanbul. If you are coming between July and September be sure to book your tickets to Istanbul as early as possible. Cheap hotels in Istanbul are easily found during the winter months as the temperature can drop to around freezing and the tourists stay home. Flight deals to Istanbul can be found in our Deals section.

Flying from New Zealand

Book your flights from New Zealand to destinations all over the world with Etihad Airways to experience an outstanding service that addresses your every need.

Major Airports in New Zealand

International flights from New Zealand are available from the country’s largest airport, Auckland Airport (AKL). There are two passenger terminals, the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal, with free bus services in-between and passenger parking. Many services are available, including foreign exchange and banking, medical services, and shops and restaurants.

From Christchurch, international flights leave Christchurch International Airport (CHC). The airport has two terminals; one on the ground level and the new level 1 terminal. Take advantage of the duty free and restaurants while you wait.

Airport Transportation in New Zealand

From Auckland, you have the option of taking a bus to Auckland Airport, which takes approximately 40 minutes from the city centre. There is no train to Auckland Airport, but you can take a taxi if you prefer. During morning or evening rush hours, be sure to allow at least an hour for travel.

You can take a taxi to Christchurch Airport and take advantage of the Drop-Off Zone on the ground floor. The airport is 12km from Christchurch City centre.

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Interested in Istanbul? Consider Paris

Book your flights to Paris with Etihad Airways and prepare to start an adventure discovering the charm and splendour of this exciting city, filled with monuments, galleries, and outdoor activities.

Plan Your Paris Holiday

Those enthusiastic about exploring cultural diversities, music, art forms and historical monuments have every reason to travel to Paris. You will not be able to resist the architectural marvel of monuments such as Château de Vincennes, Arc De Triomphe, Palace of Versailles and Notre-Dame de Paris. If you wish to be a part of the popular July 14 celebrations of Bastille Day, the biggest festival hosted by the city, then you need to book tickets to Paris well in advance.

With a well distributed calendar of events, the bedazzling city works as a popular tourist destination all through the year. Winter months are usually chilly, so if you prefer warmer temperatures, summer is the best time to visit. There is a good chance of finding cheap hotels in Paris during the off-peak season months of November through to March if you make prior reservations. A great idea is to check the Deals section on our website for flight deals to Paris all year round.

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