Arriving in Astana

Book your flights to Astana with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy a blossoming young city rapidly developing into a hub of rich culture moulded by a complex and interesting history.

Plan Your Astana Holiday

There are many to reasons to travel to Astana. As the second biggest city in Kazakhstan, it retains a provincial feel about it, so those who do not like big cities will still enjoy Astana. As a new capital with billions being spent on modernization and expansion, it features an interesting mixture of modern and old Soviet architecture, as well as an emerging vibrant arts and culinary scene.

The peak season in Astana is from June to August when the weather is at its warmest. You are advised to book your tickets to Astana early on if you would like to travel during these months. For those who want to brave the Astanan winter and avoid the summer crowds, there are lots of cheap hotels in Astana during the winter time. To find the best flight deals to Astana regardless of the time of the year, have a look at our Deals section which has some incredible special offers just for you.

Flying from New Zealand

Book your flights from New Zealand to destinations all over the world with Etihad Airways to experience an outstanding service that addresses your every need.

Major Airports in New Zealand

International flights from New Zealand are available from the country’s largest airport, Auckland Airport (AKL). There are two passenger terminals, the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal, with free bus services in-between and passenger parking. Many services are available, including foreign exchange and banking, medical services, and shops and restaurants.

From Christchurch, international flights leave Christchurch International Airport (CHC). The airport has two terminals; one on the ground level and the new level 1 terminal. Take advantage of the duty free and restaurants while you wait.

Airport Transportation in New Zealand

From Auckland, you have the option of taking a bus to Auckland Airport, which takes approximately 40 minutes from the city centre. There is no train to Auckland Airport, but you can take a taxi if you prefer. During morning or evening rush hours, be sure to allow at least an hour for travel.

You can take a taxi to Christchurch Airport and take advantage of the Drop-Off Zone on the ground floor. The airport is 12km from Christchurch City centre.

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Interested in Astana? Consider Makassar

Book your flights to Makassar with Etihad Airways and get ready to experience the famous Indonesian hospitality. Makassar offers its visitors the best of the Indonesian Archipelago with its wonderful beaches, amazing cuisine, and one-of-a-kind attractions.

Plan Your Makassar Holiday

Discover for yourself the many reasons to travel to Makassar. Meander with the locals along the Pantai Losari boardwalk. Food stalls along the way offer delicious traditional snacks to refresh you. Take a 20 minute boat ride out to the island of Pulau Khayangan where you can fish or just lounge by the sea. Visit the 3rd largest indoor amusement park in the world, Trans Studio. Spend a day hiking through picturesque Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park, which contains caves and waterfalls.

The best time of the year to visit Makassar is during Indonesia’s dry season (April through to October). We recommend you reserve your tickets to Makassar several months in advance if travelling during this time to avoid the disappointment of booked flights. To find cheap hotels in Makassar when crowds are thinner, consider travelling during the rainy season (November until March). Find flight deals to Makassar throughout the year in our Deals section.

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Etihad Office in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
Walshe Group
Level 6, 52 Swanson Street
+64 9977 2207
Monday??Friday: 09:00-17:00

Etihad Office in Kazakhstan

Almaty, Kazakhstan
240G, Furmanov Street, Business Centre CDC1
50059
01 floor
+7 727 3303000
alasales@etihad.ae
Monday-Friday: 09:00-17:30, Saturday: 13:00-18:00