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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: 10-01-2020

Bandaranaike International Airport is the largest airport in Sri Lanka. It is Sri Lanka's main international airport. In total there are 54 airports around the world that have direct flights to Colombo, spread around 52 cities in 30 countries. Currently, there are 3 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 499 flights arriving at Colombo Airport, which are 119 flights per week or 17 flights per day.

The most frequently departed flights to Colombo are routes from Muscat (MCT) in Oman and Sigiriya (GIU) in Sri Lanka. These two routes together are operated 120 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).

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 36 airlines that fly to Colombo. Most flights to Colombo are operated by SriLankan Airlines, as they connect 42 airports to CMB. That’s around 14 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 44 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 5 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 October 2020:

* 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): year-round flights from Frankfurt (FRA), London Heathrow (LHR), Milan (Malpensa) (MXP) and Paris (CDG).

Edelweiss AirEdelweiss Air: year-round flights from Zürich (ZRH).

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

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

SkyUp AirlinesSkyUp Airlines: seasonal flights from Kyiv (KBP).

Non-stop flights from Africa to Colombo

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

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

SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld) has a strong network of non-stop flights from the Middle-East.

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

Kuwait AirwaysKuwait Airways: year-round flights from Kuwait City (KWI).

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

SalamAirSalamAir: year-round flights from Muscat (MCT).

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

Saudi ArabianSaudi Arabian (SkyTeam): year-round 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), Bengaluru (BLR), Chennai (MAA), Coimbatore (CJB), Hyderabad (HYD), Kochi (COK), Kolkata (CCU), Madurai (IXM), Mumbai (BOM), New Delhi (DEL), seasonal flights from Thiruvananthapuram (TRV), year-round flights from Tiruchirappalli (TRZ), Gan Island (GAN), Malé (MLE), Karachi (KHI), Lahore (LHE) and seasonal flights from Hambantota (HRI).

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

Go AirGo Air: year-round flights from Bengaluru (BLR) and New Delhi (DEL).

IndiGo AirlinesIndiGo Airlines: year-round flights from Bengaluru (BLR) and Chennai (MAA).

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

VistaraVistara: year-round flights from Mumbai (BOM) and New Delhi (DEL).

China SouthernChina Southern (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Malé (MLE).

EmiratesEmirates: year-round flights from Malé (MLE).

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

Korean AirKorean Air (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Malé (MLE).

MaldivianMaldivian: year-round flights from Malé (MLE).

Oman AirOman Air: seasonal flights from Malé (MLE).

Saudi ArabianSaudi Arabian (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Malé (MLE).

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

Cinnamon AirCinnamon Air: year-round flights from Hambantota (HRI), Sigiriya (GIU) and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (DWO).

Druk AirDruk Air: year-round flights from Paro (PBH).

Non-stop flights from China to Colombo

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

Air ChinaAir China (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Chengdu (CTU).

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

China SouthernChina Southern (SkyTeam): year-round 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

Cathay PacificCathay Pacific (Oneworld): year-round flights from Hong Kong (HKG).

Korean AirKorean Air (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Seoul (ICN).

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 Bangkok (BKK).

AirAsiaAirAsia: year-round flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

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

Jetstar AsiaJetstar Asia: year-round flights from Singapore (SIN).

SilkAirSilkAir: seasonal flights from Singapore (SIN).

Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Singapore (SIN).

Thai AirwaysThai Airways (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Bangkok (BKK).

Thai Lion AirThai Lion Air: seasonal flights from Bangkok (Don Muang) (DMK).

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 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).

Bhutan
Flights from Bhutan to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Bhutan that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Paro. From Paro, direct flights are offered by Druk Air.

China
Flights from China to Colombo

If you are looking for a direct flight from China to Colombo, there are 4 airports to choose from.

From Beijing, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).
From Chengdu, the only airline with direct flights is Air China (Star Alliance).
From Guangzhou, you can fly non-stop with China Southern (SkyTeam) or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).
From Shanghai, you can fly non-stop with China Eastern (SkyTeam) or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

France
Flights from France to Colombo

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

Germany
Flights from Germany to Colombo

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

Hong Kong
Flights from Hong Kong to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Hong Kong that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Hong Kong. From Hong Kong, direct flights are offered by Cathay Pacific (Oneworld).

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).
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).
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

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

Japan
Flights from Japan to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Japan that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Tokyo. From Tokyo, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Jordan
Flights from Jordan to Colombo

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

Kuwait
Flights from Kuwait to Colombo

Kuwait City is the only city in Kuwait with direct flights to Colombo. From Kuwait City, you can fly non-stop with Kuwait Airways or 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).
From Malé, airlines that operate direct flights are China Southern (SkyTeam), Emirates, Gulf Air, Korean Air (SkyTeam), Maldivian, Oman Air, Saudi Arabian (SkyTeam), SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld) and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Oman
Flights from Oman to Colombo

Muscat is the only city in Oman with direct flights to Colombo. 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

In Poland, the only airport that has a direct connection to Colombo is Warsaw. From Warsaw, direct flights are offered by LOT (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in March.

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

In Russia, the only airport that has a direct connection to Colombo is Moscow Sheremetyevo. 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).
From Riyadh, you can fly non-stop to Colombo with SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

Seychelles
Flights from Seychelles to Colombo

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

Singapore
Flights from Singapore to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Singapore that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Singapore. From Singapore, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Colombo, which are Jetstar Asia, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines (Star Alliance) and SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).

South Korea
Flights from South Korea to Colombo

Seoul is the only city in South Korea with direct flights to Colombo. From Seoul, direct flights are offered by Korean Air (SkyTeam).

Switzerland
Flights from Switzerland to Colombo

In Switzerland, the only airport that has a direct connection to Colombo is Zürich. From Zürich, direct flights are offered by Edelweiss Air.

Thailand
Flights from Thailand to Colombo

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

From Bangkok, you can fly non-stop with SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld) or Thai Airways (Star Alliance).
From Bangkok (Don Muang), the only airline with direct flights is Thai Lion Air. This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in March.

Ukraine
Flights from Ukraine to Colombo

There is 1 airport in Ukraine that has a direct connection to Colombo, which is Kyiv. From Kyiv, direct flights are offered by SkyUp Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in March.

United Arab Emirates
Flights from United Arab Emirates to Colombo

There are 3 airports in United Arab Emirates that have non-stop 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

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

Domestic flights to Colombo

Sri Lanka
Flights from Sri Lanka to Colombo

There are 3 airports in Sri Lanka that have non-stop domestic flights to Colombo.

From Hambantota, you can fly non-stop with Cinnamon Air or SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld).
From Sigiriya and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, you can fly with Cinnamon Air.

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. For this reason, alternative airports near to Colombo (CMB) are listed below. The closest alternative airports are Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (DWO) and Ratmalana (RML).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Colombo?

There are 3 airports in Colombo: Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Diyawanna Oya Airport (DWO) 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 36 airlines flying to Colombo from 54 airports around the world, as of October 2020.

Which airlines fly to Colombo?

SriLankan Airlines, Air India and Cinnamon Air 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 499 flights arriving at Colombo every month (or 119 flights each week), from a total of 54 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?

Muscat, Sigiriya and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte 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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