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 Lebanon

Book your flights from Lebanon to hundreds of destinations around the globe with Etihad Airways and enjoy our outstanding service from the time you make your reservation until your arrival.

Major Airports in Lebanon

Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) offers flights from the city of Beirut. The airport has a single terminal which has two wings, the East Wing and the West Wing. Joined by the main terminal to create a u-shaped building, the main terminal is the location of most of the duty free and other shops along with lounges and a restaurant. It also has a three-level car park.

In Tripoli, flights leave Rene Mouawad Air Base (KYE). The airport, sometimes simply called Kleyate Airport, is located close to the town of Kleyate as well as being only 6 km from the Lebanese-Syrian border.

Airport Transportation in Lebanon

The only option for transportation is to get a taxi to Beirut-Rafic Hariri Airport, with a typical journey time of 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the traffic.

Transportation to Kleyate Airport from Kleyate city centre is available by taxi. There is no train to Kleyate Airport, but the bus to Kleyate Airport is usually a much more affordable option.

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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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