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 Burundi

Start planning your next holiday by reserving your flights from Burundi with Etihad Airways. With roomier seats, you can make yourself right at home and stretch out for the most comfortable ride possible.

Major Airports in Burundi

Bujumbura International Airport (BJM) is a major airport in Burundi, named after the capital city of Bujumbura. It is located about 10km away from Bujumbura’s City Centre. From here, travellers can take flights to destinations all around the world.

Gitega Airport (GID) is located in the city of Gitega, 67.16km from Bujumbura Airport in Central Burundi.

Airport Transportation in Burundi

A bus to Bujumbura Airport is the safest and fastest option. Numerous minibuses run the major routes around the country and leave the minibus station near the market area. You can flag them down on the side of the road.

There is also the option of getting a taxi to Bujumbura Airport from Bujumbura city centre for a reasonable price. You can also hire a rental car, but road conditions and concerns for safety make it advisable not to drive after 5pm. There is no train to Bujumbura Airport or Gitega Airport so taking a taxi to Gitega Airport is your best option.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Queenstown

Book your flights to Queenstown with Etihad Airways and prepare to enjoy a destination that provides breath-taking scenery and exciting outdoor sports in a truly cinematic landscape. Whatever your interests, Queenstown has an attraction to make your holiday experience unique and memorable.

Plan Your Queenstown Holiday

The list of reasons to travel to Queenstown is endless. Lovers of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit can see the location where the movie was filmed, while those who crave excitement can experience sky diving and skiing. In the warmer months, summer cruises and jet-ski excursions are attractive options. If you would prefer a more subdued holiday, there are many gorgeous hiking trails and some of the best scenic drives in the world.

Avid skiers should book tickets to Queenstown during the winter months; June to August. If you plan to visit Queenstown during this period, we recommend you book your tickets several months in advance. Cheap hotels in Queenstown are readily available during the off-peak months, when thinner tourist crowds allow for a much more peaceful holiday. Remember to take a look at what’s on offer in our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Queenstown.

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