Flying to Aitutaki in Cook Islands

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Aitutaki Flights

Aitutaki is one of the main tourist destinations in the Cook Islands. As a result it is accessed several times daily by light aircraft plying between Aitutaki and the main island of Rarotonga.

The flights are scenic and as one approaches Aitutaki, passengers are able to view the beautiful aquamarine lagoon, edged with small islets or motu edged with pure white sand beaches. Aitutaki island is the main land mass on Aitutaki Lagoon.

Flight Facts

  • Aitutaki is 160 miles north of Rarotonga, Cook Islands main island.
  • Flight time from Rarotonga to Aitutaki is about 40 minutes.
  • Air Rarotonga is the domestic airline of Cook Islands and uses modern jet-prop Saab 340 aircraft.
  • There are several flights daily between Aitutaki and Rarotonga.
  • The airstrip on Aitutaki was built during the Pacific war by Americans and local Aitutaki people.
  • Aitutaki was once on the famous Coral route, a luxury island-hopping journey used the rich and famous between 1951 and 1960, via 34-ton TEAL Shorts Solent flying boats.
Aitutaki Lagoon is 20 kilometres at its widest point and the whole of Rarotonga could be placed in the lagoon.



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