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 United States

You can book flights from the United States to a number of destinations with Etihad Airways and receive an incredible service from the time you make your reservation until you arrive back home.

Major Airports in the United States

From Queens, New York, travellers can take international flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). JFK Airport is the busiest airport in the country and one of the busiest in the world. There are 8 terminals at the airport where a variety of passengers from all over the world arrive and depart. You can also enjoy the numerous restaurants and shops available in the airport.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) has flights leaving Dulles, Virginia, and is 41.6 km from downtown Washington, D.C. It has a main terminal and two midfield terminal buildings.

Airport Transportation in the United States

You have the option to take a train to John F. Kennedy Airport from midtown Manhattan in 50 minutes. You can also take a taxi to John F. Kennedy Airport in about 30 minutes or travel by bus.

A bus to Washington Dulles Airport takes about 25 minutes from the centre of Washington. Travel time is about the same by taxi.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Emerald

Book your flights to Emerald with Etihad Airways for a wonderful holiday that begins right from the moment you take off. A mix of natural beauty and rich heritage, Emerald has something of interest for everyone.

Plan Your Emerald Holiday

The country town offers many attractions that would entice tourists to travel to Emerald. The Gemfields are a short distance from Emerald and, being one of the world’s largest sapphire fields, is a popular stop for visitors to Emerald. The Emerald Station building is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Central Highlands. With an entry arch decorated with intricate iron work, the Station Building is a tourist spot that is not to be missed.

Emerald welcomes tourists throughout the year. It is recommended to book your tickets to Emerald in advance to ensure that you get your preferred holiday dates. August is one of the best months to visit Emerald and partake in the Central Highland Multicultural Festival. Given its large tourist population, Emerald offers many options for accommodation and finding cheap hotels in Emerald is not difficult. Be sure to visit the Etihad Airways Deals section to find some great flights deals to Emerald.

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Etihad Offices in United States

New York, United States of America
Rockefeller Center
600 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
NY 10020
+1 212 554 1300
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Chicago, United States of America
IL 60611
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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)