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Air Rarotonga

Air Rarotonga is an airline based in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, and is the Airline of the Cook Islands. Established in 1978, the airline serves as a critical connector among the Cook Islands, offering scheduled domestic flights throughout the Cook Islands as well as international services to destinations like Tahiti.

As the flagship carrier of the stunning Cook Islands, Air Rarotonga operates mainly from its hub at Rarotonga International Airport. The airline plays a vital role in linking the scattered islands of the Cook Islands archipelago, thus supporting local communities, tourism, and business activities.

Except for Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga is the ground handler for Jetstar and all other civilian and military aircraft in the Cook Islands, including wide-body and narrow-body Airbuses, Boeings, turboprops, amphibians, luxury private jets, Lockheed C-130 Hercules, and C-17s.

Since 2007, Air Rarotonga has been a codeshare partner of Air New Zealand, and Air Rarotonga flights between Rarotonga and Aitutaki are codeshared with Air New Zealand. making it possible to book with Air New Zealand through to and from Aitutaki on a single Air New Zealand itinerary from anywhere on the Air New Zealand network) since 2007. The airline has also commenced Sydney connection flights to facilitate passengers in making their trips hassle-free and smooth.

The airline and maintenance operations are thoroughly subjected to repeated internal audits and the external audits are made periodically by NZCAA or PASO on behalf of the Cook Islands Ministry of Transport. The New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority issues licenses to all the company pilots and Aircraft Maintenance personnel.

Cook Islands is a mesmerizing stopover spot between the northern hemisphere and New Zealand. Travel lovers and people come to the Cook Islands to experience its charm as Rarotonga Airport manages direct connections from New Zealand and Tahiti. The Cook Islands is home to 15 volcanic and atoll islands spanning over 2 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean. Known for the beauty of the islands and the warmth of the hospitality of the people, the Cook Islands is an all-welcoming place with Air Rarotonga connecting travelers to and from this destination.

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