Arriving in Istanbul

Book your flights to Istanbul with Etihad Airways and journey to a land of spice and culture. Istanbul is one of the most historically important cities in the world; explore its epic history.

Plan Your Istanbul Holiday

Travel to Istanbul is akin to stepping into a time machine and going on a historical tour through the great empires of the past. You would come to Istanbul as Byzantium and then again as Constantinople and then yet again as the modern day Istanbul. The Roman Empire, The Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Latin Empire all called this beautiful city between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea their capital. An intricate part of the infamous Silk Road, this city has been draped in mystic and teeming with a meshing of cultures since 660 BC.

The summer sees a massive influx of tourists to Istanbul. If you are coming between July and September be sure to book your tickets to Istanbul as early as possible. Cheap hotels in Istanbul are easily found during the winter months as the temperature can drop to around freezing and the tourists stay home. Flight deals to Istanbul can be found in our Deals section.

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 Istanbul? Consider Milan

Book your flights to Milan with Etihad Airways to discover the enticing splendour of this Italian city which is a centre of art, fashion and ancient architecture.

Plan Your Milan Holiday

If you are enthusiastic about exploring the artistic face of this economic capital of Italy, then you have just the right reason to travel to Milan. You will definitely delight in the architectural marvels like the Biblioteca Ambrosiana which is a historic library and also houses an art gallery. You must also visit the Pirelli Tower, the highest Italian skyscraper to witness the unique coexistence of the ancient and the modern. It is recommended to book tickets to Milan well in advance to avoid the constant rush caused due to its regular fashion and cultural events.

Winters in Milan are chilly, but the city gets a new life during Christmas festivities and you can find plenty of cheap hotels in Milan. You must book your tickets in advance for the month of January if you are a bike-lover and want to witness hundreds of motorcyclists gather for the Befana Benefica charity procession. Flight deals to Milan are constantly available to you in the Etihad Airways deals section.

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