Arriving in Basrah

Book your flights to Basra with Etihad Airways and get ready to discover a mythical land where legend and fantasy go hand in hand. Located in the Arabian Gulf, the life of its inhabitants has always been linked to the sea, so it’s not strange that Sinbad legends are still alive in the areas surrounding its port.

Plan Your Basra Holiday

Travel to Basra and open the door to its past. Old Town is still impressive with its amber-brick buildings, openwork tracery windows, and its ancient mosques that remain as a sign of ancient splendour. Use the Shatt al-Arab River as your guide and you’ll see its most urban side at the Corniche al-Basora pier and its more traditional side in the neighbourhoods along the riverbanks.

If you decide to book tickets to Basra using Etihad’s Deals section, don't forget to go to Sinbad Island and explore its beautiful gardens in the middle of the river. With Etihad Airways you can find good flight deals to Basra, but remember that the best season to travel is during the fall and winter. Regarding accommodation, it won't be too difficult to find cheap hotels in Basra as tourism is still growing.

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 Basrah 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)