Arriving in Milan

Book your flights to Milan with Etihad Airways to discover the enticing splendour of this Italian city which is a centre of art, fashion and ancient architecture.

Plan Your Milan Holiday

If you are enthusiastic about exploring the artistic face of this economic capital of Italy, then you have just the right reason to travel to Milan. You will definitely delight in the architectural marvels like the Biblioteca Ambrosiana which is a historic library and also houses an art gallery. You must also visit the Pirelli Tower, the highest Italian skyscraper to witness the unique coexistence of the ancient and the modern. It is recommended to book tickets to Milan well in advance to avoid the constant rush caused due to its regular fashion and cultural events.

Winters in Milan are chilly, but the city gets a new life during Christmas festivities and you can find plenty of cheap hotels in Milan. You must book your tickets in advance for the month of January if you are a bike-lover and want to witness hundreds of motorcyclists gather for the Befana Benefica charity procession. Flight deals to Milan are constantly available to you in the Etihad Airways deals section.

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 Milan? Consider Mandalay

Flying to the beautiful and exciting city of Mandalay couldn’t be any more convenient than with Etihad Airways.

Plan Your Excursion to Mandalay

Whether you are looking for something fun and exhilarating or relaxing, Mandalay has what you are looking for. After travelling up to Mandalay Hill, a traveler can catch a view of the gorgeous city and its surrounding countryside from 230 meters up. The Mandalay Palace is a magnificent complex that is home to the Cultural Museum, featuring sculptures, painting and furniture used by both King Mindon and King Thibaw. The cost of entering the museum is approximately $2 US per person.

The Shwenandaw Monastery is famous for its intricate wood-carvings. The Kuthodaw Pagoda, or the World’s Biggest Book, is a stone sculpture that was built in 1857. The Buddhist Bible is surrounded by 729 upright stone slabs with religious inscriptions.

The Atumashi Monastery is quite popular among men and women who fly to Mandalay. Build by King Mindon in 1857, the original structure burnt down in 1890. Fortunately, the grand monastery was rebuilt in the Nineties for visitors to enjoy.

Finally, a traveler to Mandalay can take the whole family to Yadanabon Zoological Gardens to see more than 300 different species of animals, including Burmese Roofed Turtles.

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