Arriving in Astana

Book your flights to Astana with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy a blossoming young city rapidly developing into a hub of rich culture moulded by a complex and interesting history.

Plan Your Astana Holiday

There are many to reasons to travel to Astana. As the second biggest city in Kazakhstan, it retains a provincial feel about it, so those who do not like big cities will still enjoy Astana. As a new capital with billions being spent on modernization and expansion, it features an interesting mixture of modern and old Soviet architecture, as well as an emerging vibrant arts and culinary scene.

The peak season in Astana is from June to August when the weather is at its warmest. You are advised to book your tickets to Astana early on if you would like to travel during these months. For those who want to brave the Astanan winter and avoid the summer crowds, there are lots of cheap hotels in Astana during the winter time. To find the best flight deals to Astana regardless of the time of the year, have a look at our Deals section which has some incredible special offers just for you.

Flying from Sri Lanka

You can take flights from Sri Lanka to many destinations around the world with Etihad Airways and enjoy the advantages of a high quality flying experience from the time you make your reservation until you arrive at your chosen destination.

Major Airports in Sri Lanka

Reserve your flights from Sri Lanka and fly from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The airport is in the city of Hambantota and is 35km from the city of Colombo. Both Terminals 1 and 2 serve international passengers, while the third terminal operates exclusively for domestic services. As the main airport in Sri Lanka, Bandaranaike Airport has excellent road and rail links. Ratmalana International Airport (RML) also offers international flights from Colombo itself.

Airport Transportation in Sri Lanka

Trains to Bandaranaike Airport can be accessed using the Airport Express Rail, which runs directly from the centre of Colombo. You can catch a shuttle bus to Bandaranaike Airport from some hotels so be sure to enquire when you book. The extensive public bus system in Colombo does run to the airports, but you may prefer to hire a taxi to Bandaranaike Airport, which will take only 13 minutes from Colombo city centre via the new, high-speed Katunayake Expressway.

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Interested in Astana? Consider 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.

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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)

Etihad Office in Kazakhstan

Almaty, Kazakhstan
240G, Furmanov Street, Business Centre CDC1
50059
01 floor
+7 727 3303000
alasales@etihad.ae
Monday-Friday: 09:00-17:30, Saturday: 13:00-18:00