Arriving in 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.

Flying from Italy

Book your flights from Italy to hundreds of destinations around the globe with Etihad Airways. Enjoy the world class aircraft and superior service that you would expect from a premium airline.

Major Airports in Italy

Named after Leonardo da Vinci, who first drew prototypes of winged flying machines as far back as 1488, the largest airport in Italy is Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport (FCO). It is situated just 21 miles from the centre of Rome and welcomes over 37 million guests annually. Its four terminals are dotted with a wide array of shops and restaurants sure to please the most discerning traveller. The second largest airport is Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP), which is located 25 miles from the heart of fashion in Milan.

Airport Transportation in Italy

You can take the Leonardo Express train to Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino International Airport from Rome’s city centre in just 30 minutes. Or if you are travelling from Milan, you can take the Malpensa Express bus to Milano Malpensa Airport from downtown Milan in just 29 minutes. If you prefer, it is possible to take a taxi to Leonardo da Vinci Airport and travel on your own timetable.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Hervey Bay

Getting on any of Etihad Airways’ flights to Hervey Bay gets you that much closer to a laid back holiday on long, sandy beaches under the sub-tropical sun.

Plan Your Hervey Bay Holiday

Its beautiful beaches are reason enough to travel to Hervey Bay, however its numerous attractions make it a destination worth visiting repeatedly. The bay offers a chance to enjoy amazing wildlife experiences including close up encounters with dolphins and the humpback whale. Fishing enthusiasts will love the sheltered waterways that make for great fishing. Fitness enthusiasts can jog or cycle along the beautiful Esplanade, which offers a splendid view of the bay. Wonderful restaurants, cafés, and shopping make Hervey Bay all the more exciting.

The sub-tropical temperature makes Hervey Bay a great holiday spot year-round and one can plan their vacation on the basis of activities that they love. The whale sighting season between July and November is in high demand and booking tickets to Hervey Bay in advance for this season is recommended. There are many cheap hotels in Hervey Bay, leaving you with more to splurge on other activities. Etihad Airways also offers great flight deals to Hervey Bay, making your trip even more enjoyable.

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