Arriving in Manchester

Arrange and book your flights to Manchester and look forward to experiencing a slice of northern British life. Redevelopment and cultural diversity ensure Manchester is a colourful and exciting destination, proud of its industrial roots and surrounded by protected National Parks.

Plan Your Manchester Holiday

There are plenty of reasons to travel to Manchester and your visit will be a memorable event. Those who enjoy the mix and bustle of a city will easily find entertainment and things to do, and if fine dining and accessing shops and events is important, Manchester will not disappoint. The area is steeped in British history and enjoys a legendary place in the world of football.

Manchester has lots to offer at any time of year, although autumn and winter can be damp and the daylight hours shorter. Book your tickets to Manchester at any time of the year, and cheap hotels in Manchester are easy to find due to the plentiful and varied accommodation. It is possible to split holiday time between the city and the rural areas surrounding Manchester to discover the variety of the region. Be sure to visit our Deals section to find flight deals to Manchester throughout the year.

Flying from Colombo

Book your flights from Colombo to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and know that you will be entertained with all the latest interactive technology. With games, television shows and films, you won’t be short of things to do.

Major Airports in Colombo

Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is the major airport in Colombo and is located 35 km north of the city. As the main hub airport for Sri Lanka it handles a large number of passengers. It is being redeveloped by local government, including the construction of an entirely new runway and the addition of a modern shopping mall and restaurants, as the popularity of Sri Lanka as a destination continues to rise.

Airport Transportation in Colombo

Buses to Bandaranaike International Airport are available every 15 minutes from the main bus station. These are operated by the airport itself. There is also public transportation from various points in the city. You can get a taxi to Bandaranaike International Airport, which are run by the airport’s own taxi service. Some of the taxis are air-conditioned and are available on request. There is no train to Bandaranaike International Airport but there is a station less than 1 km away from the airport.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Colombo to Manchester on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

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 Offices in United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom
Administration only - Room 1992, Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport
Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 3XZ
0845 608 1225
0500-2130Hrs Daily - Ticket desk: Terminal 4 - Zone C
Manchester Airport, United Kingdom
Manchester International Airport
$ADDR1
Terminal One, M90 3AF
0845 608 1225
MON/WED/FRI/SUN 05:.30-09:30HRS TUE/THUR/SAT 17:00-20:00HRS