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 Lebanon

Book your flights from Lebanon to hundreds of destinations around the globe with Etihad Airways and enjoy our outstanding service from the time you make your reservation until your arrival.

Major Airports in Lebanon

Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) offers flights from the city of Beirut. The airport has a single terminal which has two wings, the East Wing and the West Wing. Joined by the main terminal to create a u-shaped building, the main terminal is the location of most of the duty free and other shops along with lounges and a restaurant. It also has a three-level car park.

In Tripoli, flights leave Rene Mouawad Air Base (KYE). The airport, sometimes simply called Kleyate Airport, is located close to the town of Kleyate as well as being only 6 km from the Lebanese-Syrian border.

Airport Transportation in Lebanon

The only option for transportation is to get a taxi to Beirut-Rafic Hariri Airport, with a typical journey time of 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the traffic.

Transportation to Kleyate Airport from Kleyate city centre is available by taxi. There is no train to Kleyate Airport, but the bus to Kleyate Airport is usually a much more affordable option.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Auckland

Book your flights to Auckland with Etihad Airways and get set to enjoy a stunning natural landscape featuring volcanic sand beaches, mountains and massive canyons.

Plan Your Auckland Holiday

The diversity of Auckland’s topography makes the area an ideal location for the adventurous at heart. The region boasts 48 volcanic cones some of which are easily accessible to hikers and provide spectacular vista of the surrounding countryside and meandering coastline. Auckland also boasts its own rainforest and towering mountainous areas. You can explore the many different landscapes in a number of different ways including by kayak or waka, by hovercraft, by air or on foot allowing everyday to be a new and exciting adventure.

The busiest time of year to visit Auckland is between November and March. It is strongly recommended that you book your tickets to Auckland well in advance if travelling in the peak season. Cheap hotels in Auckland are also hard to find at this time of year and it is suggested that you consider travelling here between May and September. The weather is still very pleasant and the crowds are smaller. Flight deals to Auckland are available throughout the year with Etihad’s Deals section.

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Etihad Office in Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon
Zein Bldg, Ground Floor
Omar Daouk St ?? Bab Idriss
+961 1 975 000
8.30 am-4 pm (Mon-Fri), 8.30 am-1 pm (Sat)

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)