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If there ever is a wish-list of visiting the jewels of colonial Africa, cheap flights to Asmara should definitely be at the top. Asmara was the center of radical Italian architecture, much of which lies preserved today across key commercial streets and landmarks. Its scenery is surreal too, as the stretch of city is spread across the Eritrean highlands. With TravelhouseUK, you can get to fly with world class airlines, choosing between Egypt Air or Turkish Airlines for your cheap flight tickets to Asmara. There are 14 weekly Low cost Asmara flights connecting the city to 5 other airports.

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Airlines that fly to Asmara from the UK

  • Qatar Airways
  • Egypt Air
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Emirates Airlines

What is the average flight time from London to Asmara?

The average flight time from the London to Asmara is nearly 12 hours, exclusive of the time spent on a stopover. The fight duration to Asmara is also determined by the choice of departure airport as well as length of stopover. 

Can I book a flexible flight ticket to Asmara from the UK?

The flexible flight ticket is an exclusive offer for all travellers booking their flights during COVID-19. At Travelhouseuk, we are offering flights to Asmara with 25 GBP refundable deposit which ultimately reduces the risk of losing your money in case of any unforeseen travel restrictions.

However, the offer is subject to certain terms and conditions. Please acquire details of the offer from our travel expert.

Which airport serves international flights to Asmara from the UK?

Asmara International airport is the biggest airport in Eritrea which receives regularly scheduled flights. Also known as Yohannes IV International Airport, It is the main airport serving the capital of Eritrea from the UK. It is located at a distance of 5.47 kilometers away from the city center. 

Are there any direct flights to Asmara from UK?

Currently, none of the airlines operate a direct flight to Asmara. However, flights Connections are available daily via Istanbul, Addis Ababa, and Cairo.  

What is the best time to visit Asmara?

Peak Season:

Weather remains pleasant round the year, but tourists are more inclined to take a trip after September. Weather is expected to remain favourable up till April. Temperatures are around 18 degree Celsius and 25 degree Celsius at maximum. Being tourist, parched earth is always a better idea to explore the city on foot. To be more specific, December to February is the most appropriate time to discover the African gems in Asmara for season-wise travellers.

Off-Peak Season:

Following the dry season, May brings dark clouds and occasional downpours. The arrival of rain revitalizes the parched souls of all humans as well as the earth. It is regardless to be worried about the amount of rainfall because it dries up pretty quickly and you are not jammed inside houses for a much longer time. The rainy season lasts up to the month of August. Due to lesser tourism activities, you are more likely to avail the ticket at relatively cheaper rates.

What are the major tourist highlights in Asmara?

The central Opera House and Theatre, and the Imperio Cinema serve as the institutions of performing arts and entertainment, which have now transformed with cafes and exhibition centres to cater to tourists paying visits.

You can also go for a safari ride to Denkalya Desert consisting of bright multicolored salt pans with crystalized formations.

The Biet Ghiorghis Zoo and Park, and the Martyrs National Park are both natural plains of remote terrain, combining deserts, thin cover of palm trees and rock formations.

How is the transport infrastructure in Asmara?

Getting around the city is easy and quite cheap especially if the ride is short. Taxis are available at every corner that will get you to where you need to go. Yellow taxis are available which run on fixed routes inside the city while sharing passengers within a single ride. Tourists who are looking for luxury should hire a car so that it is available at your disposal; they operate either via the airport or the main international hotels. If you intend to rely on mass public transport, then travel aboard the main buses connecting across downtown, while minibusses lead ahead from the bus stops through all the connecting streets and avenues.

What are the hotel and accommodation options in Asmara?

With Asmara being an established city, most of the hotel and accommodation options are based upon building complexes, facilitating rooms and suites within easy reach of the central area of the city. Standard facilities revolve around restaurants attached along with the hotels to cater for the cuisines served to the clientele. Since most of the hotels, and a few villas, are located along main roads and streets, they provide no exclusive outdoor space like gardens, lawns or swimming pools. The most they offer along with rooms are individual balconies overlooking the front area of the building or a terrace seating arrangement. Options apart from hotel rooms are very few, based mostly on older villas operating as guesthouses.

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