The Rarotonga International Airport is the main gateway between the Cook Islands and the World. It is owned by the Airport Authority Cook Islands.

Airport Authority Cook Islands is a fully State Owned Company which was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 29 January 1974, under the governing legislation of the Public Enterprises Act 2002, and the authority granted by the Instrument of Delegation under section 5 of the Civil Aviation Act 1990.

As the Cook Island’s major transport hub, Cook Island’s Airport is investing in an airport and traveller experience that all Cook Islanders can be proud of.

Our aim is to provide a safe and efficient airport environment that is both welcoming to travelers and commercially successful for our airline and business partners.

We are continually upgrading our airport to offer improved customer facilities while ensuring they remain fully compliant with all international regulations.  By doing so we aim to encourage increased passenger traffic and aircraft movements and thereby contribute to the growth and development of the nation.