Air Tahiti is back in the Cook Islands

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The airline company Air Tahiti relaunched its line between Pape’ete And Rarotongaafter a three-year suspension linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since the end of June 2023, the Polynesian company has been offering two flights per week between its base in Papeete-Faa’a and the airport of Rarotonga, operated in ATR 72-600 with 78 seats or in 42-600 with 48 seats. Departures are scheduled for Saturday at 8.40am (arrival at 11.25am) and Sunday at 20 minutes earlier, with return flights leaving the Cook Islands on Saturday at 12.25pm ​​(arrival at 3.10pm) and Sunday at 11.55am (arrival at 2.30pm).

Air Tahiti is in “competition” on this route with Air Rarotonga, with which it shares its codes and which had relaunched between the two archipelagos a weekly rotation in Saab 340 with 34 seats (Tuesday/Wednesday) from last August.

Karla Eggleton, CEO of Cook Islands Tourism, celebrated the resumption of the route in Cook Islands Travel: We are delighted to welcome the resumption of Air Tahiti flights between Papeete and Rarotonga. This airline provides additional access to the Cook Islands and marks another important step towards the recovery of our tourism industry. These additional services will encourage international connections to the northern hemisphere. Air Tahiti Nui’s growing North American network to Los Angeles, Seattle and Paris will offer travelers a new way to visit the Cook Islands “.

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