Situated two miles (3km) west of Avarua, Rarotonga International (RAR) is the main airport for the Cook Islands. Revamped in 2010, the facility is shiny and new, although still pretty basic. As the Cook Islands are so remote and there isn’t much air traffic the facility is rarely crowded.
Direct flights to Rarotonga International Airport are available from destinations in Australasia, including Auckland, Christchurch, Sydney and Papeete. Air New Zealand also operates a direct route from Los Angeles, and Air Rarotonga has domestic flights within the Cook Islands from Aitutaki, Atiu, Manihiki, Mauke, Mangaia and Mitiaro.