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Direct flights to Colombo (CMB)

Bandaranaike International Airport - Airport code: CMB

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Non-stop flights to Colombo (CMB)

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Last updated on: 04-21-2021

Bandaranaike International Airport is the largest airport in Sri Lanka. In total there are 47 airports around the world that have direct flights to Colombo, spread around 46 cities in 26 countries. Currently, there are no domestic flights to Colombo.

Colombo is mainly known for beaches and sightseeing & culture.

Most tourists that come to Colombo visit one of the following sights:

  • Galle Fort
  • Sigiriya - Sri Lanka
  • World's End, Sri Lanka
  • Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
  • Tooth Temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka

This month, there are 534 flights arriving at Colombo Airport, which are 126 flights per week or 18 flights per day.

The most frequently departed flights to Colombo are routes from Malé (MLE) in Maldives and Doha (DOH) in Qatar. These two routes together are operated 127 times this month, and make up for 24% of all monthly arrivals at Bandaranaike International Airport.

The longest flight to Colombo CMB is departing from Sydney (SYD). This non-stop flight takes around 10 hours and 20 minutes and covers a distance of 5,444 miles (8,762 km).

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List of all direct flights to Colombo

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Colombo, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 30 airlines that fly to Colombo. Most flights to Colombo are operated by SriLankan Airlines, as they connect 40 airports to CMB. That’s around 13 times as much as Air India, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to Colombo. Below you can find a list of airlines that operate most CMB flights:

Business class flights to Colombo

There are 42 airports that have flights to Colombo in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to CMB are listed below:

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First class flights to Colombo

If you are looking for a luxurious flight, there's a total of 3 airports to choose from that have flights to CMB in First Class.

Intercontinental flights to Colombo

These are all non-stop intercontinental flights to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), as of April 2021:

* Please note that there are no direct services from the United States, Canada, Southern America, Central America, the Caribbean or Central Asia.

Non-stop flights from Europe to Colombo

SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines (Oneworld): seasonal flights from Frankfurt (FRA), year-round flights from London Heathrow (LHR) and seasonal flights from Milan (Malpensa) (MXP).

Edelweiss AirEdelweiss Air: seasonal flights from Zürich (ZRH).

LOTLOT (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Warsaw (WAW).

AeroflotAeroflot (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO).

Non-stop flights from Africa to Colombo

SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Africa to Colombo. They fly seasonal from Mahé (SEZ).

Non-stop flights from the Middle-East / Western Asia to Colombo

SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines (Oneworld): year-round flights from Bahrain Island (BAH), Kuwait City (KWI), Muscat (MCT), Doha (DOH), Dammam (DMM), seasonal flights from Jeddah (JED), year-round flights from Riyadh (RUH), Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Dubai (DXB).

Jazeera AirwaysJazeera Airways: seasonal flights from Kuwait City (KWI).

Kuwait AirwaysKuwait Airways: seasonal flights from Kuwait City (KWI).

Oman AirOman Air: year-round flights from Muscat (MCT).

SalamAirSalamAir: seasonal flights from Muscat (MCT).

Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways (Oneworld): year-round flights from Doha (DOH).

Saudi ArabianSaudi Arabian (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Jeddah (JED).

Air ArabiaAir Arabia: year-round flights from Dubai (Sharjah) (SHJ).

EmiratesEmirates: year-round flights from Dubai (DXB).

Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways: year-round flights from Abu Dhabi (AUH).

FlydubaiFlydubai: year-round flights from Dubai (DXB).

Non-stop flights from India / South Asia to Colombo

SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld) has a significant network of flights from India or Southern Asia to Colombo.

SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines (Oneworld): year-round flights from Dhaka (DAC), seasonal flights from Bengaluru (BLR), Chennai (MAA), Coimbatore (CJB), Hyderabad (HYD), Kochi (COK), Kolkata (CCU), Madurai (IXM), Mumbai (BOM), New Delhi (DEL), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV), Tiruchirappalli (TRZ), Gan Island (GAN), year-round flights from Malé (MLE), Karachi (KHI) and Lahore (LHE).

Air IndiaAir India (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Chennai (MAA), year-round flights from Mumbai (BOM) and New Delhi (DEL).

Go AirGo Air: seasonal flights from Bengaluru (BLR) and New Delhi (DEL).

IndiGo AirlinesIndiGo Airlines: seasonal flights from Bengaluru (BLR) and Chennai (MAA).

SpicejetSpicejet: seasonal flights from Chennai (MAA) and Madurai (IXM).

VistaraVistara: seasonal flights from Mumbai (BOM) and New Delhi (DEL).

China SouthernChina Southern (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Malé (MLE).

EmiratesEmirates: seasonal flights from Malé (MLE).

Gulf AirGulf Air: year-round flights from Malé (MLE).

Korean AirKorean Air (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Malé (MLE).

Saudi ArabianSaudi Arabian (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Malé (MLE).

Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Malé (MLE).

Non-stop flights from China to Colombo

SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines (Oneworld): seasonal flights from Beijing (PEK), year-round flights from Guangzhou (CAN) and Shanghai (PVG).

Air ChinaAir China (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Chengdu (CTU).

China EasternChina Eastern (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Kunming (KMG) and Shanghai (PVG).

China SouthernChina Southern (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Guangzhou (CAN).

Non-stop flights from Japan to Colombo

SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Japan to Colombo. They fly year-round from Tokyo (NRT).

Non-stop flights from East Asia to Colombo

SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines (Oneworld): seasonal flights from Seoul (ICN).

Korean AirKorean Air (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Seoul (ICN).

Cathay PacificCathay Pacific (Oneworld): seasonal flights from Hong Kong (HKG).

Non-stop flights from South-East Asia to Colombo

SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines (Oneworld): year-round flights from Jakarta (CGK), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Singapore (SIN) and seasonal flights from Bangkok (BKK).

AirAsiaAirAsia: seasonal flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines (Oneworld): seasonal flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

Jetstar AsiaJetstar Asia: seasonal flights from Singapore (SIN).

Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Singapore (SIN).

Non-stop flights from Australia / New Zealand / Oceania / the Pacific to Colombo

SriLankan AirlinesSriLankan Airlines is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Oceania to Colombo. They fly year-round from Melbourne (MEL) and seasonal from Sydney (SYD).

International flights to Colombo

Australia
Flights from Australia to Colombo

There are 2 airports in Australia that have non-stop flights to Colombo.

From Melbourne and Sydney, you can fly with SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Bahrain
Flights from Bahrain to Colombo

Bahrain Island is the only city in Bahrain with direct flights to Colombo. From Bahrain Island, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Bangladesh
Flights from Bangladesh to Colombo

In Bangladesh, the only airport that has a direct connection to Colombo is Dhaka. From Dhaka, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

China
Flights from China to Colombo

If you are looking for a direct flight from China to Colombo, there are 5 airports to choose from.

From Beijing, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in March.
From Chengdu, the only airline with direct flights is Air China (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in October.
From Guangzhou, you can fly non-stop with China Southern (SkyTeam) or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).
From Kunming, the only airline with direct flights is China Eastern (SkyTeam).
From Shanghai, you can fly non-stop with China Eastern (SkyTeam) or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Germany
Flights from Germany to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Germany that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Frankfurt. From Frankfurt, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in April and ends in October.

Hong Kong
Flights from Hong Kong to Colombo

In Hong Kong, the only airport that has a direct connection to Colombo is Hong Kong. From Hong Kong, direct flights are offered by Cathay Pacific (Oneworld). This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in April 2021.

India
Flights from India to Colombo

India is well-connected to Colombo (CMB) with 11 airports around the country that have direct flights to the airport.

From Bengaluru, direct flights are offered by Go Air, IndiGo Airlines and SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This route is not operational yet but will start in May.
From Chennai, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Colombo, which are Air India (Star Alliance), IndiGo Airlines, Spicejet and SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).
From Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Kolkata, all direct flights to Colombo are operated by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).
From Madurai, you can fly non-stop with Spicejet or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This route is not operational yet but will start in July.
From Mumbai, direct flights are offered by Air India (Star Alliance), SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld) and Vistara.
From New Delhi, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Colombo, which are Air India (Star Alliance), Go Air, SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld) and Vistara.
From Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirappalli, you can fly with SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Indonesia
Flights from Indonesia to Colombo

Jakarta is the only city in Indonesia with direct flights to Colombo. From Jakarta, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Italy
Flights from Italy to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Italy that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Milan (Malpensa). From Milan (Malpensa), direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in April and ends in June.

Japan
Flights from Japan to Colombo

Tokyo is the only city in Japan with direct flights to Colombo. From Tokyo, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Kuwait
Flights from Kuwait to Colombo

In Kuwait, the only airport that has a direct connection to Colombo is Kuwait City. From Kuwait City, direct flights are offered by Jazeera Airways, Kuwait Airways and SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Malaysia
Flights from Malaysia to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Malaysia that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Kuala Lumpur. From Kuala Lumpur, direct flights are offered by AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld) and SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Maldives
Flights from Maldives to Colombo

In Maldives, there are 2 airports that have direct flights to Colombo.

From Gan Island, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in March.
From Malé, airlines that operate direct flights are China Southern (SkyTeam), Emirates, Gulf Air, Korean Air (SkyTeam), Saudi Arabian (SkyTeam), SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld) and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Oman
Flights from Oman to Colombo

In Oman, the only airport that has a direct connection to Colombo is Muscat. From Muscat, direct flights are offered by Oman Air, SalamAir and SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Pakistan
Flights from Pakistan to Colombo

If you are looking for a direct flight from Pakistan to Colombo, there are 2 airports to choose from.

From Karachi and Lahore, you can fly with SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Poland
Flights from Poland to Colombo

Warsaw is the only city in Poland with direct flights to Colombo. From Warsaw, direct flights are offered by LOT (Star Alliance). This route is not operational yet but will start in June.

Qatar
Flights from Qatar to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Qatar that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Doha. From Doha, you can fly non-stop with Qatar Airways (Oneworld) or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Russia
Flights from Russia to Colombo

Moscow Sheremetyevo is the only city in Russia with direct flights to Colombo. From Moscow Sheremetyevo, direct flights are offered by Aeroflot (SkyTeam).

Saudi Arabia
Flights from Saudi Arabia to Colombo

There are 3 airports in Saudi Arabia that have non-stop flights to Colombo.

From Dammam, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).
From Jeddah, you can fly non-stop with Saudi Arabian (SkyTeam) or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This route is not operational yet but will start in May.
From Riyadh, you can fly non-stop to Colombo with SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Seychelles
Flights from Seychelles to Colombo

In Seychelles, the only airport that has a direct connection to Colombo is Mahé. From Mahé, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in March.

Singapore
Flights from Singapore to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Singapore that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Singapore. From Singapore, direct flights are offered by Jetstar Asia, Singapore Airlines (Star Alliance) and SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

South Korea
Flights from South Korea to Colombo

In South Korea, the only airport that has a direct connection to Colombo is Seoul. From Seoul, you can fly non-stop with Korean Air (SkyTeam) or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Switzerland
Flights from Switzerland to Colombo

Zürich is the only city in Switzerland with direct flights to Colombo. From Zürich, direct flights are offered by Edelweiss Air. This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in March.

Thailand
Flights from Thailand to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Thailand that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Bangkok. From Bangkok, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This route is not operational yet but will start in July.

United Arab Emirates
Flights from United Arab Emirates to Colombo

In United Arab Emirates, there are 3 airports that have direct flights to Colombo.

From Abu Dhabi, you can fly non-stop with Etihad Airways or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).
From Dubai, direct flights are offered by Emirates, Flydubai and SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).
From Dubai (Sharjah), you can fly non-stop to Colombo with Air Arabia.

United Kingdom
Flights from United Kingdom to Colombo

London Heathrow is the only city in United Kingdom with direct flights to Colombo. From London Heathrow, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Alternative airports near Colombo

Flying to an alternative airport near Colombo could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. In total there are two alternative airports to Colombo (CMB) within a range of 125 miles (200 km), which are Ratmalana (RML) and Hambantota (HRI).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Colombo?

There are 2 airports in Colombo: Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) and Ratmalana Airport (RML).

What is the best airport to fly into Colombo?

The most convenient airport to fly into Colombo is Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB).

How many airlines fly to Colombo?

There are 30 airlines flying to Colombo from 47 airports around the world, as of April 2021.

Which airlines fly to Colombo?

SriLankan Airlines, Air India and Saudi Arabian operate most flights to Colombo. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Colombo?

Oneworld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam are all flying to Colombo.

How many nonstop flights are there to Colombo?

There are roughly 534 flights arriving at Colombo every month (or 126 flights each week), from a total of 47 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Colombo Airport?

The official name of Colombo Airport is Bandaranaike International Airport.

What is the airport code of Colombo Airport?

The airport code of Colombo Airport is CMB.

What are the most popular flights to Colombo?

Malé, Doha and Dubai are the 3 most popular routes to Colombo. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Colombo, please use our flight map.

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