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Enjoy the sheer amount of personal space and access to superior services on flights from Miami to Colombo with Qatar Airways. Sit back and sample award-winning cuisine while relaxing in comfort, thanks to spacious, ergonomically-designed seating. Choose from a selection of premium in-flight services designed to ensure that your time passes smoothly and enjoyably, so that you arrive in Sri Lanka’s beautiful capital refreshed and relaxed.
One of the big attractions of Colombo, for visitors and residents alike, is its proximity to some fabulous sandy beaches. The city also has a number of monuments from Dutch colonial times, an era extensively portrayed in the Dutch Period Museum. Viharamahadevi Park is the biggest open space in Colombo and on the shoreline you’ll find a most imposing old fortress with excellent views out to the sea. During your trip here, be sure to visit the Pettah Market for some traditional shopping.
The Sunshine State’s main airport serves one of the United States largest cities, and is one of only eight US airports currently able to accommodate the new A380 Airbus.
The focus in this bright, efficient airport is on customer service, and passengers flying from Miami with Qatar Airways will find the staff incredibly friendly and welcoming, making departures from this international air hub a real pleasure.
In 2014 it was voted as one of the world’s best airports serving 40-50 million passengers at the Skytrax World Airport Awards.
Parking and transportation
Miami International Airport is exceptionally well served with public transport, with direct links to Miami-Dade Transit's Metrorail, Metrobus network, the Greyhound Bus Lines and to the Tri-Rail commuter rail system.
The MIA Mover is a passenger movement system that transports passengers between terminals and Miami Central Station. Both bus and rail coverage is extensive, fast, reliable and affordable. Add to this a fleet of efficient taxis and limousine services and you have a comprehensive ground transport system that’s admired throughout the aviation industry.
Car parking is also plentiful, with a total of 8,233 spaces, and valet parking available in the Dolphin and Flamingo garages on the departure level, across from concourses D and J.
Arriving at Miami
Passengers flying from Miami with Qatar Airways depart from the North Terminal Concourse D. This is a huge terminal, so it is important to ensure that you check upon arrival for the correct check in gates as marked on the automated display boards.
Alternatively, call ahead to confirm your flight and departure time, concourse and gate, or check online at www.miami-airport.com. You will need to arrive at least two hours before your departure time to clear check in and customs.
Facilities and amenities
Miami International Airport has an exceptional selection of facilities and amenities, as one would expect from such a large air hub. Concourse D has two multi-media auditoriums that can be booked for business functions, and Wi-Fi is available in some public areas and lounges.
There is a wide range of award-winning shops and retail outlets selling exclusive, luxury goods and accessories, and an excellent selection of cafés, restaurants and food outlets serving international cuisine.
Book a flight to Colombo with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a cultural melting-pot that is vibrant, and full of character and interesting sights. Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest city, and manages to retain its traditional cultural identity whilst still being one of the Asia-Pacific region’s fastest-growing economies.
From temples to museums, a selection of galleries that showcase local artists and wonderfully vibrant markets, Colombo is a feast for the senses. A flight to Colombo with Qatar Airways introduces you to this remarkable location.
Filled with museums, cultural icons, distinctive architecture and beautiful open spaces, Colombo is a live representation of Sri Lanka’s rich history and culture that stems from multiple influxes of different ethnic groups and colonial influences.
You can discover more about the various cultures that have influenced the country at the National Museum of Colombo and the Dutch Period Museum.
Other must-see attractions in the city include the Buddhist temples of Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya, Gangaramaya and Seema Malaka -- the latter of which is famed for its incredibly tranquil lakeside location.
Traditional Sri Lankan entertainment incorporates intricate shadow puppetry, and one of the more eccentric attractions is the Traditional Puppet Art Museum, where you’ll see delicately crafted puppets and dioramas made by local artists.
Flights to Colombo with Qatar Airways land at Bandaranaike International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Colombo please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LRK)
Voltage: 230 Volts
Plugs: Type D
Language: Sinhala / Tamil / English
International dialing code: +94
More Information: Read our Colombo Travel Guide
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