Arriving in Almaty

Take one of Etihad Airways’ flights to Almaty and discover a city of fountains and lakes. This city will surprise you with its modern character and natural landscapes that are so beautiful that they take your breath away.

Plan Your Almaty Holiday

Travel to Almaty and discover a world that for a long time remained hidden from the European traveller. In the Tengri Umai Gallery you'll find an amazing selection of Soviet and local artists’ work, in the Central State Museum you will learn the history of Kazakhstan, and in the exclusive Arasan Baths you will be able to balance your mind and body through either Turkish, Finnish, or Russian methods.

If you purchase tickets to Almaty during the summer, you can explore the stunning Trans-Ili Alatau on horseback and refresh yourself in Alpine Lakes. If you take advantage of the off-peak season flight deals to Almaty, you can see these same areas under a beautiful blanket of snow and also enjoy winter sports. As this country has not yet been exposed to international tourism, it will be relatively easy to find cheap hotels in Almaty, except in the month of September, which is the busiest month of the year.

Flying from China

Reserve your flights from China to many intriguing destinations and travel in comfort when you fly with Etihad Airways.

Major Airports in China

From Beijing, passengers can fly from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). As the busiest airport in Asia, Beijing Capital is often crowded and so boarding passengers should plan to arrive early. There are numerous facilities, including the global kitchen where passengers can dine on the cuisines of many different nationalities.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) serves the city of Shanghai. The airport is located about 30km from Shanghai city centre and should not be confused with Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) on the west side, which serves mostly domestic flights.

Airport Transportation in China

The futuristic Maglev Train to Shanghai Pudong Airport runs from the Longyang Road Metro Station, taking less than 8 minutes to travel 30 km. A taxi to Shanghai Pudong Airport takes between 45 and 60 minutes. Ten different bus lines offer a bus service to Shanghai Pudong Airport from Shanghai city centre.

A train to Beijing Capital Airport is the best travel option with the Airport express running directly to Terminals 2 and 3, taking 20 minutes from the Dongzhimen area in Beijing city.

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Interested in Almaty? Consider Penang

Book your flights to Penang with Etihad Airways and explore all the natural and cultural wonders that await you in this beautiful city.

Plan Your Penang Holiday

There are plenty of reasons to travel to Penang. The city is rich with history and culture as evidenced by the numerous historical buildings dating back hundreds of years. Preserving that history and the culture of its friendly people are the tasks of the Penang Museum and Art Gallery and the Penang Cultural Centre. Adding to the spectacular natural setting that surrounds this city are the numerous parks and gardens that dot the cityscape, such as the Penang Bird Park, Penang Botanical Gardens and the popular Orchid and Hibiscus Garden.

In February of every year the people of Penang celebrate the Chinese New Year over the course of 15 days. It is a very well-attended festival and it is highly recommended if you are travelling to the area during that time that you buy your tickets to Penang well in advance. Cheap hotels in Penang are more readily found during the wet season between April and November. Flight deals to Penang are always available with Etihad’s Deals section.

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