Arriving in Melbourne

Book your flights to Melbourne with Etihad Airways and enjoy this destination where outdoor living and excellent shopping form a busy yet relaxed destination. There’s plenty of culture in Melbourne alongside modern art and performance.

Plan Your Melbourne Holiday

There is certainly plenty to see and do when you travel to Melbourne, as well as the chance to sit back and relax. Just outside the city is the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, an afternoon attraction where you can see penguins walk down to the beach and even walk amongst them. Nature is never far away in this green city.

Melbourne’s summer runs from December to February, when temperatures rise and the city is warm. Melbourne can also be enjoyed in the spring and autumn, as leaves on the park trees change colour beautifully. Reserve your tickets to Melbourne with the weather in mind, as swimming in the sea is best in the summer. Finding cheap hotels in Melbourne will not be a problem, due to the many types of accommodation on offer in the city and suburbs. Flight deals to Melbourne are available throughout the year, so be sure to check our Deals section before confirming your holiday.

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 Melbourne? Consider Lahore

Book your flights to Lahore with Etihad Airways and enjoy the streets teeming with a rich history and inspiring culture of this ancient capital of Pakistan.

Plan Your Lahore Holiday

An ancient city with incredible history, Lahore is a filled with spectacular attractions. The most visited sites are the various Mughal structures dating back hundreds of years. These include the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, the walled city and the Chauburji Gate. All magnificent examples of this city’s storied past. Lahore is home to numerous festivals throughout the year including the Basant Festival and its cavalcade of flying colours. Held every year in February, the Basant Festival includes an internationally famous kite flying competition and many people travel to Lahore for the event. It is highly recommended that you book your tickets to Lahore as early as possible if coming in February.

The prime time for tourist travel to this city is in the spring from February to April and then again in the autumn from mid September to mid November. Cheap hotels in Lahore can be found between July and the first part of September during the rainy season. Flight deals to Lahore can easily be found in the Deals section of the Etihad website.

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