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 Kazakhstan

You can book flights from Kazakhstan to many locations around the world with Etihad Airways. Take advantage of the comfortable seats and enjoy the flight to your final destination.

Major Airports in Kazakhstan

Near Almaty, flights are available from Almaty International Airport (ALA). The airport was originally built in 1935, for all small civil and military flying ships. Today the airport is referred to as Alma-Ata Airport. It has one passenger terminal, which was completed in 2004.

You can take an international flight from Aktau Airport (SCO) in Aktau. The airport is now referred to as Shevchenko-Central and has one terminal which was reconstructed in 2009.

Airport Transportation in Kazakhstan

The best method of transportation is to take a taxi to Almaty Airport, which is about 15 km from Almaty city. At present there is no train to Almaty Airport available.

Travellers have the option to take a taxi, limo, train or bus to Shevchenko-Central Airport. The airport is 23km north of the city centre.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Melbourne

Book your flights to Melbourne with Etihad Airways and enjoy this destination where outdoor living and excellent shopping form a busy yet relaxed destination. There’s plenty of culture in Melbourne alongside modern art and performance.

Plan Your Melbourne Holiday

There is certainly plenty to see and do when you travel to Melbourne, as well as the chance to sit back and relax. Just outside the city is the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, an afternoon attraction where you can see penguins walk down to the beach and even walk amongst them. Nature is never far away in this green city.

Melbourne’s summer runs from December to February, when temperatures rise and the city is warm. Melbourne can also be enjoyed in the spring and autumn, as leaves on the park trees change colour beautifully. Reserve your tickets to Melbourne with the weather in mind, as swimming in the sea is best in the summer. Finding cheap hotels in Melbourne will not be a problem, due to the many types of accommodation on offer in the city and suburbs. Flight deals to Melbourne are available throughout the year, so be sure to check our Deals section before confirming your holiday.

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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

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)