Rarotonga International Airport

Last updated

Rarotonga International Airport

Rarotonga Papa Rererangi
Rarotonga Airport from air1.JPG
Rarotonga International Airport from the air
Summary
Airport typePublic
Serves Avarua
Location Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Elevation  AMSL 19 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 21°12′10″S159°48′20″W / 21.20278°S 159.80556°W / -21.20278; -159.80556
Website www.cookislandsairports.com
Map
Cook Islands location map.svg
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAR
Location of the airport in Cook Islands
Oceania laea location map.svg
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAR
RAR (Oceania)
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
08/262,3287,638 Concrete

Rarotonga International Airport( IATA : RAR, ICAO : NCRG) (Cook Islands Māori : Rarotonga Papa Rererangi) is the Cook Islands' main international gateway, located in the town and district of Avarua, Rarotonga, 3 km (1.9 mi) west of the downtown area on the northern coast.

Contents

Because of the proximity of the runways to the nearby roads, it is possible to get very close to the aircraft while they are departing and landing. Runway 08, which is at the western end of the runway, in particular is often very popular when a large jet is landing.

History

In 2003, the terminal and departure and check-in areas were revamped at a cost of US$650,000. [1] An $8.5m reconstruction project commenced in 2009 to revamp and expand the existing terminal facilities. The new-look terminal was officially opened on 22 June 2010. [2]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Air New Zealand Auckland, Los Angeles, Sydney [3] [4]
Air Rarotonga Aitutaki, Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro, Manihiki, Papeete [5]
Air Tahiti Papeete
Jetstar Airways Auckland [6]

Related Research Articles

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, also known as Honolulu International Airport, is the principal aviation gateway of the City and County of Honolulu on Oahu in the State of Hawaii. The airport is named after U.S. Senator and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel K. Inouye, who represented Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. The airport is located in the Honolulu census-designated place three miles (5 km) northwest of Honolulu's central business district. The airport covers a total area of 4,220 acres of land, more than 1% of Oahu's land area.

Auckland Airport International airport serving Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with over 21 million passengers in the year ended March 2019. The airport is located near Mangere, a residential suburb, and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of the Auckland city centre. It is both a domestic and international hub for Air New Zealand, and the New Zealand hub of Jetstar Airways.

Owen Roberts International Airport Airport in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Owen Roberts International Airport is an airport serving Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. It is the main international airport for the Cayman Islands as well as the main base for Cayman Airways. The airport is named after British Royal Air Force (RAF) Wing Commander Owen Roberts, a pioneer of commercial aviation in the country, and is one of the two entrance ports to the Cayman Islands.

Ansett Australia Former Australian domestic airline

Ansett Australia was a major Australian airline group, based in Melbourne. The airline flew domestically within Australia and from the 1990s to destinations in Asia. After operating for 65 years, the airline was placed into administration in 2001 following a financial collapse and subsequent organised liquidation in 2002, subject to deed of company arrangement. The last flight touched down on 5 March 2002.

Key West International Airport

Key West International Airport is an international airport located in the City of Key West in Monroe County, Florida and 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the main commercial center of Key West.

Faaa International Airport Main airport of French Polynesia

Faa'a International Airport, also known as Tahiti International Airport, is the international airport of French Polynesia, located in the commune of Faa'a, on the island of Tahiti. It is situated 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest of Papeete, the capital city of the overseas collectivity. It opened in 1960. Regional air carrier Air Tahiti and international air carrier Air Tahiti Nui are both based at the airport.

Saab 340 Regional airliner

The Saab 340 is a Swedish twin-engine turboprop aircraft designed and initially produced by Saab AB and Fairchild Aircraft. It is designed to seat 30-36 passengers and, as of July 2018, there were 240 operational aircraft used by 34 different operators.

Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) to the northwest of the city centre, in the suburb of Harewood. Christchurch (Harewood) Airport officially opened on 18 May 1940 and became New Zealand's first international airport on 16 December 1950. It is the second busiest airport in New Zealand after Auckland by both annual passengers and aircraft movements. Christchurch and Auckland are the only two airports in New Zealand that regularly handle Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 aircraft. The airport is curfew free operating 24 hours a day.

Wellington Airport

Wellington Airport is an international airport located in the suburb of Rongotai in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. It lies 3 NM or 5.5 km south-east from the city centre. It is a hub for Air New Zealand and its subsidiaries. Wellington International Airport Limited, a joint venture between Infratil and the Wellington City Council, operates the airport.

Mataveri International Airport

Mataveri International Airport or Isla de Pascua Airport is at Hanga Roa on Rapa Nui. The most remote airport in the world, it is 2,336 miles (3,759 km) from Santiago, Chile (SCL) which has scheduled flights to it on the Chilean carrier LATAM Chile. The runway starts just inland from the island's southeast coast at Mataveri, and nearly reaches the west coast, almost separating the mountain of Rano Kau from the rest of the island. The airport is the main point of entry for thousands of tourists who come to Easter Island to see its Moai statues. It has a transit lounge that was used by passengers continuing to or returning from Papeete, Tahiti, which was serviced by LATAM until June 2020.

Hamilton Airport (New Zealand)

Hamilton Airport is an airport located 14 kilometres south of the city of Hamilton in the Waikato region, in New Zealand. It is sited at Rukuhia, which was the name of the Royal New Zealand Air Force base on that site during World War II.

Nantucket Memorial Airport

Nantucket Memorial Airport is a public airport on the south side of the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. It is owned by the Town of Nantucket and is located three miles (5 km) southeast of the town center. It is the second-busiest airport in the state, after Logan International Airport, due to intense corporate travel to and from the island in the high season.

Palmerston North Airport

Palmerston North Airport, originally called Milson Aerodrome, is an airport in the Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand, serving Palmerston North City and the Central North Island regions. It is located in the suburb of Milson, on the outskirts of Palmerston North, New Zealand, approximately 5.5 km (3.4ml) NE from the central business district of Palmerston North City. The airport is 100% owned by the Palmerston North City Council and covers an area of 208ha. The airport is New Zealand’s 8th busiest and handled a total of 515,727 passengers in the 2016 financial year. The airport handles around 30 commercial passenger flights per day to and from Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington as well as 2 cargo flights each night between Auckland and Christchurch.

Jersey Airport

Jersey Airport is an international airport located in the parish of Saint Peter, 4 NM west northwest of Saint Helier in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Norfolk Island Airport

Norfolk Island Airport, also referred to as Norfolk Island International Airport, is the only airport on Norfolk Island, an external territory of Australia. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean between Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia. The airport is operated by the Administration of Norfolk Island, and is on the west side of the island.

Dunedin Airport

Dunedin Airport, officially Dunedin International Airport, also known as Momona Airport, is an international airport in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand, serving Dunedin city and the Otago and Southland regions. Dunedin Airport is one of two international airports in Otago, the other being Queenstown International Airport. It is located adjacent to the village of Momona on the Taieri Plains approximately 22 kilometres south west of Dunedin CBD. It is the fifth busiest airport in New Zealand by passengers.

Tauranga Airport

Tauranga Airport is an airport serving the city of Tauranga, New Zealand. It is located adjacent to Tauranga Harbour in the suburb of Mount Maunganui, approximately 3 km northeast of Tauranga CBD. The terminal is located to the north of the runway, on Jean Batten Drive, and consists of a two-storey building with four tarmac gates. Air New Zealand serves the airport through its subsidiaries Mount Cook Airline and Air Nelson, with flights to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. A further two regional airlines also operate to the airport, as well as scenic and charter flights, skydiving operations and general aviation.

Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport is located in Frankton, Otago, New Zealand, and serves the resort town of Queenstown. The airport is 8 km (5.0 mi) from the Queenstown CBD. The airport handled 2.25 million passengers as of 2018 making it the fourth busiest airport in New Zealand by passenger traffic. The airport consists of two runways, one of which is paved, and has a single-level terminal building with nine gates.

Shellharbour Airport

Shellharbour Airport, formerly Illawarra Regional Airport, also referred as Albion Park Aerodrome or Wollongong Airport, is an airport located in Albion Park Rail, Shellharbour City, New South Wales, Australia. The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) is located at the airport. The airline Link Airways offers daily services from the airport to Melbourne–Essendon and Brisbane.

Aitutaki Airport

Aitutaki Airport is the airport for Aitutaki, one of the Cook Islands. The airport was originally constructed by the United States and New Zealand militaries during World War II. The runway was upgraded in 2004.

References

  1. "Revamp for airport check-in area" (Press release). Cook Islands Government. 9 August 2003. Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  2. "New $8.5m airport terminals opened". Cook Islands News. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  3. https://www.flightconnections.com/flights-from-sydney-syd
  4. https://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/changes-to-sydney-flight/
  5. https://www.airraro.com/en/flying-with-us/flight-schedules?apt=RAR
  6. Gibson, Nevil. "Jetstar to launch Cook Islands service next March". National Business Review. Retrieved 7 October 2015.

Commons-logo.svg Media related to Rarotonga International Airport at Wikimedia Commons