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 Charlotte

Book your flights from Charlotte to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and treat yourself to the pinnacle of luxury airline travel. Our state-of-the-art airlines provide unrivalled comfort at an affordable price, and our friendly staff, spacious cabins and fine dining are guaranteed to take all the stress out of your journey.

Major Airports in Charlotte

Charlotte is serviced primarily by the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), the 6th busiest airport in the world. Established in 1935, Charlotte Douglas has grown into one of the busiest airports in the United States, housing 27 different airlines which journey to over 175 domestic and international destinations. The airport services over 41 million people each year.

Airport Transportation in Charlotte

The most convenient method of travel is to catch a CATS’ Sprinter Enhanced bus to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which provides service to the airport every 20 minutes during the week, and each hour on weekends. The journey from the city centre to the airport is approximately 20 minutes. For those needing greater flexibility, a taxi to Charlotte Douglas International Airport is also available, although there is no noticeable reduction in travel time. There is presently no train service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Charlotte to Colombo on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Offices in United States

New York, United States of America
Rockefeller Center
600 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
NY 10020
+1 212 554 1300
nyctkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Chicago, United States of America
IL 60611
+1 212 554 1300
nyctkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed

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)