Rarotonga, 30 October 2016

We are pleased to report that the number of choices for visiting the Cook Islands is on the up and up. In addition to three weekly Jetstar fligths to and from Auckland and the new Virigin Australia Service to and from Christchurch Air New Zealand plans to introduce its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for select NZ46/NZ45 services to the Cook Islands between 30OCT16 and 20MAR17.

First arrival of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in Rarotonga

Planned Dreamliner operational days on Auckland – Rarotonga route

30 October to 23 November 2016

AKL-RAR : Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
RAR-AKL : Tuesdays,Wednesdays,Saturdays and Sundays

27 November to 12 December 2016

AKL-RAR : Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays
RAR-AKL : Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

15 December 2016 to 8 January 2017

AKL-RAR : Thursdays and Sundays
RAR-AKL : Wednesdays and Saturdays

15 January to 5 February 2017

AKL-RAR : Sundays
RAR-AKL : Saturdays

6 February to 20 March 2017

AKL-RAR : Mondays and Sundays
RAR-AKL : Saturdays and Sundays

all other services by Air New Zealand into Rarotonga operated by Boeing 777, 767 and Airbus 320

Source: Routes Online

Update 2018: The 787-9 Dreamliner is now a permanent fixture in Air New Zealand's schedule and the 777-200 has replaced the venerable 767 for flights to Los Angeles and Sydney.