Air Rarotonga

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Air Rarotonga is a privately owned company, established in 1978 when operations commenced with a small 5 passenger twin engined Cessna. Since then the fleet has developed and grown to include the pressurised Saab 340 thirty-four passenger regional airliner, and Embraer Bandeirante fifteen passenger turbo-props. More than 70,000 passengers travel between their island destinations each year.

Air Rarotonga pilots and engineers are licensed by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority who regularly performs technical audits on behalf of The Cook Islands Government to confirm the Company's operating standards. Pilots undergo regular six monthly checks in the Saab 340 simulator based in Melbourne, Australia.

Scheduled passenger, cargo and charter services operate between nine island destinations within the Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke, Mangaia, Penrhyn, Manihiki and Pukapuka. Since 2007 Air Rarotonga in cooperation with its code share partner Air Tahiti offers weekly flights between Rarotonga and Papeete on Tahiti, Frnech Polynesia. On demand air charter service is also provided to their neighbouring Pacific Island countries including Tahiti, Niue, Tonga and Samoa. Their portfolio is rounded off by Air Ambulance and Airline, private, government and military Ground Handling Services for Aircraft up to wide body Airliners.

Scenic flights over the island of Rarotonga operate daily and the airline offers a number of tours to the outlying islands including the popular Aitutaki Day Tour, Aitutaki und Atiu Combo and the Northern Atolls Adventure.


Air Rarotonga
Rarotonga International Airport, Rarotonga
Cook Islands, South Pacific
Cook Islands

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