Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Air Arabia has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Sharjah to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl. Confirm policy on booking site.
A direct flight to Colombo will take on average 4h 25m to travel the 3280 km flying distance from Sharjah.
On average, there are 6 direct flights per week travelling from Sharjah to Colombo.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Qatar Airways (AED 2,900) and GoFirst (AED 2,940). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Qatar Airways (AED 4,720) and Air Arabia (AED 5,381).
For Sharjah to Colombo, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Colombo back to Sharjah, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
On your way to Colombo, you’ll fly out from Sharjah. You’ll be landing at Colombo Bandaranaike Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Qatar's consistency has always appealed to me. Being in travel and tourism myself, I appreciate climb to maintain global standards with the kind of diversity your operations rely on. One cannot achieve this without clarity in vision, mission and action. Covid has challenged us all beyond words but kudos to you in still being resilient to the test."
Cons: "Initial confusion at boarding with paperwork and onward passage through Athens,GREECE. Once again the airport teams reached out to my colleagues and I ahead of time and managed to resolve to satisfaction."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "The crew were not attentive. I needed milk for my child but they never came back. Their food was HORRIBLE and only two choices and both spicy and tasted disgusting. Honestly the worst flight for me with Qatar airways"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable. The entertainment system was wonderful."
Cons: "The crew was disorganized."
Pros: "There’s a reason Qatar Airline is one of the top 10 airlines! Other airlines feed you pretzels and charge you for a blanket. Qatar feeds you numerous times throughout the flight and everything is as great as travel today can be."
Cons: "The vegetarian option for breakfast was a stale waffle with apple compote. Inedible."
Pros: "The supervisor has a good customer care and all the crew are so wonderful. I was so pleased. Thank you."
Pros: "flight attendants were not friendly enough."
Cons: "both flight from Bos-Doha, Doha-Hanoi was delayed"
Cons: "The check in at Denpasar is horrible. The airport services are very inefficient."
Pros: "The crew very good and helpful"
Cons: "The crew are well organised"
Pros: "Attentive service - woke me up before landing (as instructed) and served a meal."
Cons: "Boarding on Doha was chaotic"
Pros: "Faultless as per usual QA flights"
Cons: "Ord to Doh: People kept window blinds open all through 15 hour flight Flight temperature kept very warm"
Pros: "From the exceptional lounges to the cleanliness of the plane, the food options in business class and the flight attendants , Qatar Airways was excellent"
Cons: "The only issue was the movie options for the Hollywood options. There should have been more newer releases for such a long flight."
Pros: "Crew, service, price"
Cons: "Seats are small"
Pros: "B777 Dreamliner is dreamy. Lots of overhead luggage space. Decent leg room (could always be more). Great individual entertainment screen for long transcontinental flights. Flight staff was a mixed international crew, very friendly, unpretentious, polite and just nice compared to other airlines. The planes they use seem very new. Would definitely recommend Qatar Air over Aeroflot any day."
Cons: "Food was decent for airline food but nothing to rave about and as with most airlines uses too much plastic packaging. Although I was pleased that some of the flights used metal flatware, but still too much waste in the industry in my opinion. Also, the headphone jack was not compatible with my headphones. The type used on the 777 is the dual pronged one. I did not have an adapter so had to use the crappy headphones that are provided."
Cons: "The food was horrible"
Pros: "very nice crew please have good dessert"
Pros: "I was surprised with the quality of gluten free meals served for me, it was well organised and taken care of where I never had to wait. My flight schedules were changed few days before departure by Qatar Airways, but only thing I had to do was to confirm that I have noted, my seats and all the rest of details intact, excellent."
Pros: "Crew and food"
Cons: "It was a pretty old flight and had no tv in front! Huge disappointment. Probably they thought ppl flying from Doha to Colombo were ok with a low quality flight with no entertainment."
Cons: "My personal stuff been stolen in airports"
Pros: "Boarding and crew were excellent."
Cons: "Lack of information about the flight delay of 4hr 45 min apart from expected take off time."
Pros: "Best service ever from the crew. Flight on time."
Pros: "I am taking Qatar on all international travels when possible."
Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "Food is terrible.. why can't they offer sandwiches or bread and butter for people who don't eat Asian food"
Pros: "Late night flight and new cabin design was great. Crew was friendly and quick to respond to requests."
Cons: "Entertainment options need to be expanded. Mouthwash should be added in toilet."
Pros: "Boarding and ticket counter crew were good."
Cons: "Business class passengers were not given a priority.The food was mediocre and didn't compare to other airlines. The crew was impolite and attend to passenger's needs. Local American airlines pay more attention to passengers even in economy class. Will not recommend traveling from Mumbai to Doha via Qatar airways."
Pros: "All Qatar employees were friendly and helpful. A great flight!"
Pros: "it was nice on the plane the guests were professional"
Cons: "before boarding the officials lacked professionalism"
Pros: "On board crew are excellent."
Cons: "Ground staff requires training specifically on communication related to boarding. Travelers were confused as to what zone is boarding at a given time as there were no announcements. Pathetic boarding process."
Cons: "We had to wait for about 5 years, more than 3 hours unscheduled wait. During this time we were provided with a very poor breakfast."
Cons: "Luggage was lost"
Pros: "-Great selection of movies, Ted talks, and games to view on individual screens, headphones were provided. - Blankets and pillows were provided to everyone, along with a kit with toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, and eye mask. - Adjustable head rest. - Nice to have wifi, although only 15 minutes is free."
Cons: "- Tiny, cramped seats and aisles. I'd heard the Quatar has more leg room than other airlines. This is definitely not true. If the person in front of me reclined all the way, they crushed my knees and I'm only 5'7". - Seat cushions are thin and hard. - baggage check in took a very long time; about 45-60"
Cons: "Narrow seats and little legroom."
Cons: "Was forced to purchase a return ticket or was not allowed to board the plane. Had to pay 850.00 dollars. In process of requesting a refund."
Cons: "A lot of plains departing from gates grouped together and we had to sit on the floor while wainting to board after we have been travelling for 18 hours. Obviously with no crowd control boarding was a mess."
Pros: "Everyone on board was pleasantly and helpful and that goes a long way."
Pros: "Boarding experience was very good. Crew were attentive for the most part."
Cons: "I get the whole more leg room argument, but sitting on a piece of plastic with almost no padding for 14 hours is nothing but torture! Food was average at best."
Pros: "Excellent customer service"
Pros: "Good timing only"
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "The seat in front of me was occupied by an adult who kept bouncing and reclining seats. The crew did not respond to call lights. No Wi-Fi on such a long flight."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "No food selection, USB ports didn't work, passenger who didn't want to sit in her assigned center seat created a fuss and I ended up voluntarily moving to another seat. Center seats are really tight, elbows are in the way of all passengers and if you are average height you have to turn your legs at angle to sit which infringes on other passengers' spaces. very uncomfortable. Aisle next to me is so small."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and everything else was very good and comfortable on the flight."
Cons: "The boarding process was odd. We got to the gate too early (by maybe 10 mins before boarding time) so we were told to sit outside of the designated seating area and that they would make an announcement when we should go back up there. There was never an announcement, but we felt it was getting late so we went to check at the desk and they then said we were late and they were waiting on us. They were very nice about everything, but just thought that was really strange."
Pros: "Very nice crew."
Cons: "Plane seemed old and not upkeep. Chair in front of me leaned back to 5 inches from my face, every time he moved, the tray fell. The air seemed to be off in the front of the plane. Was sweating. But when I went to the bathroom in the back, it was cold"
Pros: "I forgot to specifically request a vegetarian meal, but was very happy to find out that Qatar had a vegetarian option for every meal/snack of the flight. I traveled from Miami to Doha."
Cons: "Not much to complain about, this airlines is consistently ranked above others in surveys. From my first time flying aboard Qatar, I was not unsatisfied."
Pros: "airline service"
Cons: "I missed my onward international flight due to this airline. They refused to take any responsibility and I am now stuck in Mumbai having to miss work, spend more money and get another flight"
Pros: "The plane noise level during flight was around 78db."
Cons: "No leg room at all for people above 6ft. I sat down n the guy in front reclined n crushed my knees. All food items u need to purchase. Price for an extra check-in bag was same as price of 1 ticket. Horrible."
Pros: "Boarding process"
Cons: "Comfortable chairs."
Cons: "More leg room"
Cons: "No Delays in flight......one hour delay is too much"
Pros: "Seats were ok. 300 one is too much to buy seat."
Cons: "Delay in boarding and flight"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "The business class was cheap. Didn’t expect such poor quality."
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "More options of food not the ready to eat ones"
Pros: "Flight on time and services"
Cons: "If we have usb charging option that cab be added advantage"
Cons: "seats are VERY TIGHT AND EXTREMELY uncomfortable. Its basically a old crowded bus in a 3rd world country."
Pros: "Flight was on time and with little hassle once in the air. Crew was polished and professional,"
Cons: "Shuttle bus loading to aircraft: chaotic and could be better organized. Bus arrived at aircraft, and had to wait as passengers were still disembarking. Not well thought out."
Cons: "Chaotic departure area with unclear announcements, often two simultaneous announcements. Found out at last minute we were in the wrong part of the area. Could easily have missed flight"
Cons: "No water was offered"
Cons: "The flight landed 2 hours later"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Delayed 40mins customers behave like they are on a public bus lots of pushing get impression it was first flight for many didn’t know they couldn’t stand when seat belt sign was on & applauded on landing. Check in was chaotic large family groups checking in so very slow & disorganised"
Cons: "Nothing as such"
Pros: "Very customer like"
Cons: "Poor customer service"
Cons: "Discomfort No food/water No entertainment Very very bad seats Only 2 toilets"
Cons: "- The flight onward to Ahmedabad went fine but the return flight got delayed by 2 hrs, one hour to get fly from Ahmedabad and another one to land as the Mumbai airport had heavy traffic so we kept flying for an additional hour waiting for an opportunity to land. Its effect was increased by the fact that it was late at night. In fact, we were using flight rather than train to save time and it ended up costing us 5 hours between waiting and flight. - There was no food available on the flight apart from food that one should buy at an extra cost."
Pros: "Clean & fast"
Cons: "Small seats, did not have food I wanted and took a long time to confirm."
Pros: "Stayed on plane whilst people boarded in Hyderabad. No delays"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Wheelchair assistance was amazing. I am traveling with a broken leg and couldn’t be more grateful for the helpful staff."
Pros: "Trip was smooth."
Cons: "No problems whatsoever."
Pros: "Very comfortable waiting zone like a first class lounge"
Cons: "Very narrow and complicated security check"
Pros: "On time service and often friendly staff, particularly in airport at checkin."
Cons: "I paid for business class due to excess luggage. Business class isn't business class, really. But it saved me money in the end. food dismal."
Pros: "Food was ok and general cleanliness. Fast luggage retrieval"
Cons: "Flight delay"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 3 hrs"
Pros: "Their aircraft are brand new and ground staffs are cooperative."
Cons: "GoAir schedule changes in a blink. Scheduled 1:05 pm then delayed to 3:0 pm then rescheduled 1:30 then again 2:05 pm. It’s total madness. Almost missed the flight."
Pros: "The truth by GOAir staff is not spoken they keep saying flight will come but it didn't and this happens twice. Other flight did iperarate and fly"
Pros: "I cancelled my flight because of delay and waiting for my refubd"
Cons: "Go air has no communication, no sense of responsibility giving different stories."
Cons: "Being late. Disorganized boarding."
Pros: "boarding was fast ... seating was nice .. service was good"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by more than an hour... no facilities at the airport"
Cons: "Business class is an economy seat up front. Terrible condition of planes - in particular the rest room is filthy. Avoid!"
Cons: "Knowingly delay was not flashed though mobile apps were showing delayed time correctly. On counter staff was giving correct time. But refuse to display No display of gate until boarding was midway Row wise boarding not followed Head purser on board was loud , brash , rude and curt to all Non apologetic to a delay of nearly 2.5 hours Cramped seats"
Pros: "The flight was for only one hour and it went by pretty quickly. The flight was clean and the crew was friendly as well. The prices were a little high but they were offering international baggage allowance so it was worth it."
Cons: "The initial boarding was a little delayed and we weren't informed that it was going to be that way. Ended up standing in the tunnel to the plane for 15 mins. The leg space was relatively less, but for an hour, very manageable."
Cons: "Non-existent leg space. Narrow seats."
Cons: "poor communication of delay as well as estimation of delay."
Cons: "Did not receive timely information about the flight delay (if I'd I could cancelled, gotten a full refund and flown on another flight right there, but the information came too late, even though they had it in advance.) Did not receive information about complimentary snacks (had to find out for myself Don't travel with goair if you have time sensitive single day travel plans."
Pros: "Everything was fine!"
Pros: "Aircraft are nice and clean with good legroom."
Cons: "Ground staff was re-weighing cabin baggage to charge extra fee during transit flight, When the crew at first leg of the journey had okayed my baggage I had already paid for extra baggage so had to argue with ground staff to resist paying extra."
Pros: "Not a heavy traffic route. Aircraft used are nice and new A320’s with spacious leg room."
Cons: "Checkin crew didn’t specify baggage weight will be reverified at Sharjah airport. Almost had to pay extra despite of buying extra baggage."
Cons: "Direct flight"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Everything is good"
Pros: "Crew was amazing, decent leg room"
Cons: "Smelled like Indian body odor"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "It smelled like Indian body odor on the plane"
Cons: "The staff have to respect people and they have to solve the problems which comes to passenger."
Cons: "I paid more than the price of the ticket for my luggage"
Cons: "Don't delat"
Pros: "Good quality meals online and also on board. Prompt departure and arrival. Professional staff."
Cons: "Some entertainment is needed on longer flights. This is the only downside."
Pros: "Very good pilots and impressive flight management."
Cons: "Delayed departure time and unreasonable price for snacks on the plane."
Pros: "Crew, cleanliness, timing"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Maintained time even though late"
Cons: "The flight was a bit delayed"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing to complain"
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Boaring and security in Indian airports"
Pros: "The price, the space between seat rows"
Cons: "No more of food menu,"
Pros: "The crew proficiency"
Cons: "Boarding time in the transit airport and the handbag limit in the first airport"
Cons: "provide at least drinking water in flight"
Cons: "they put my hand luggage in check-in luggage and broken my hand bag it was brand new was 100 usd price .when i complain at Nairobi about it they refuse to take my complain .can i get compensation for that ?"
Pros: "There is not a single thing about this flight and airline worth appreciating"
Cons: "Some of the most unhelpful, incompetent and unprofessional staff i have ever had to encounter. Honestly the worst flight of my life. NEVER flying with Air Arabia again and I recommend everyone else spend a little more money to fly with another airline to avoid the hastle this airline will without a doubt put you through. I have submitted a complaint with Air Arabia, let us see if they even reply"
Pros: "I liked the fact that the flight was on schedule in spite of the fact that one passenger seemed to cause a delay on forgetting to locate his passport from his own carry on ! I also liked the content shown on the screens as they juggled my ken a bit! Food was to taste despite the cabin pressure! The cabin crew were just amazing!"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I had to strech my pate and strain my eyes to view the screens. The food was a bit expensive on board unlike online!I feel the variance is unjustifiable. Seats are so squeezed and unadjustable for more comfort!"
Pros: "All the best"
Pros: "The staff onboard is great. That is the only thing I have to say about this airline in a positive light. I will not use them again."
Cons: "no entertainment, no food (without paying high prices for). I will not use this airline again"
Cons: "Tried to book baggage and seats online for flight from Colombo to Sharjah but website wasn't working, so called their office in Colombo. Was told it was too late to book baggage so would have to pay more than double the regular charge. I explained repeatedly that I had tried to book it but the website was down but the lady on the phone completely ignored what I was saying. She then said I should have called them to report the problem - insinuating that it was somehow my fault that their website wasn't working. Quite an interesting twist on 'customer service' in a service industry company. Nothing in the email I received from them stated what to do should their waist fail; no number to call, no procedure, nothing. I had to take a 1-hour trip into the city to speak to them directly at their office. The lady there I spoke with simply made a few mouse clicks and the problem was solved. This of course begs the question of why that couldn't have been done over the phone. The lady on the phone put me on hold for over 10 minutes, clearly hoping that I would give up and hang up. Air Arabia should fire this person immediately as she has no business being in the customer service industry if she is going to be so insulting to a paying customer. As a member of the company she sheds a horrible and unprofessional light on it."
Pros: "Food is good and cheap Beverages are cheap Friendly staff On time"
Cons: "Sharjah airport is very dirty"
Pros: "Nothin as I want cancel this journey as noone come in these and I booked tickets for my friends and they said not coming and I called air Arabia company 10 days before journey depart and they refused to give refunds and this site is very poor to help customers for these conditions , very bad"
Pros: "boarding was fast"
Cons: "seat comfort"
Pros: "Was a cheap flight"
Cons: "The Seats doesn't recline"
Pros: "On time Service. Courteous Crew. No Alcohol policy"
Cons: "Meal was burnt. They should look into the meal heating process :)"
Airlines flying from Sharjah to Colombo have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Sharjah to Colombo