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 Freetown

Book your flights from Freetown to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways. We ensure exceptional service from the time of reservation until your arrival at your destination.

Major Airports in Freetown

Freetown is served by the Lungi International Airport (FNA). The airport is located in Lungi, just across the Sierra Leone River from Freetown. Its terminal building is divided into three sections; a General Waiting Hall, a Departures Wing, and an Arrivals Wing. The airport offers many services for your travelling convenience, including ticketing desks for local ground transportation, a post office, a travel agency, a restaurant and an information desk with a lost and found area.

Airport Transportation in Freetown

The Sierra Leone River separates Lungi International Airport from Freetown, so getting a bus or train to Lungi International Airport are not options for passenger transport. Instead, passengers must take a water taxi to Lungi International Airport. The water taxis are a little bigger than a speedboat and will get you to the airport from Freetown in about 30 minutes. As the water taxis can often be crowded we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Other options for transport to Lungi International Airport are the ferry, helicopter or hovercraft.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Freetown to Colombo 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)