|Hubs||Rarotonga International Airport|
|Headquarters||Rarotonga, Cook Islands|
|Key people||Ewan Smith|
Air Rarotonga is an airline based in Rarotonga, Cook Islands and is ‘The Airline of the Cook Islands’. It operates inter-island scheduled services throughout the Cook Islands. It also operates chartered flights to French Polynesia, Niue, Samoa and Tonga.Its main base and hub is Rarotonga International Airport.
The airline was established in February 1978 and started operations in July 1978 with a Cessna 337 aircraft. The company is owned by three private investors. More than 70,000 passengers travel between its island destinations each year.
Following is a list of destinations Air Rarotonga flies to as part of its scheduled services, as of October 2018 [update] .
|City||Country||IATA||ICAO||Airport||Refs and Notes|
|Manihiki||MHZ||NCMH||Manihiki Island Airport|
|Penrhyn Island||PYE||NCPY||Tongareva Airport|
|Pukapuka||NCPK||Pukapuka Island Airfield|
|Rarotonga||RAR||NCRG||Rarotonga International Airport|
The airline codeshares with Air Tahiti on flights between Rarotonga and Tahiti with Air Tahiti being the operator and with Air New Zealand for flights between Rarotonga and Aitutaki with Air Rarotonga being the operator.
The airline also offers scenic flights over Rarotonga and air charter services to neighbouring Pacific Island countries including Tahiti, Niue, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Kiribati.
The airline also operates Air Ambulance evacuations from all island airports in the Cook Islands and on to Auckland when required.
As of October 2019 the Air Rarotonga fleet includes the following aircraft:
|Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante||2||0||15|
|Cessna Citation II||1||0||8|
In February 2016, the airline added its first Jet to their fleet.
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