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 Saudi Arabia

Book your flights from Saudi Arabia to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and travel in multi award-winning luxury on the most advanced aircraft available.

Major Airports in Saudi Arabia

For travel from Riyadh, the major airport is King Khalid International Airport (RUH). This is a huge airport; it serves over 13 million passengers a year and has an attached VIP terminal.

When flying out of Dammam, the closest airport is King Fahd International Airport (DMM). This is the largest airport in terms of area in the world, though it serves a relatively small number of passengers by comparison.

Airport Transportation in Saudi Arabia

Taxis to King Khalid International Airport are available throughout the city. Authorised taxis carry the airport logo and it is compulsory that they have meters. There are no buses to the King Khalid International Airport, but it is possible to get shuttles to and from nearby hotels.

Buses to King Fahd International Airport travel from all nearby cities and the fares are reasonable. Taxis to King Fahd International Airport are also available and take about 60 minutes from the centre of Dammam. At present there is no train service to either of the airports.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Port Macquarie

Book your flights to Port Macquarie with Etihad Airways and prepare to appreciate a destination that boasts some of the best coastline that Australia has to offer.

Plan Your Port Macquarie Holiday

The primary reason to travel to Port Macquarie is the outstanding natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor pursuits. In addition, this vibrant and unique town with its varied shopping, dining, entertainment and tourist options offers something for everyone. This is a true family-orientated destination, but all travellers are welcome to explore and appreciate the full and dynamic range of activities that this thriving port offers.

The peak season in Port Macquarie runs from the end of October until the end of April. The climate is subtropical and perfect for enjoying the 18 beaches the port has to offer. We recommend that you reserve your tickets to Port Macquarie in advance if you wish to travel during the summer months. During peak time the population effectively doubles as tourists come for the beach facilities. To find cheap hotels in Port Macquarie and avoid the crowds, it is advised that you travel outside of these months. Visit our Deals section to select flight deals to Port Macquarie all year round.

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