The Airport Authority Cook Islands (AACI) is a fully State Owned Company which was established in 1985 to manage the airports on the islands of Aitutaki and Rarotonga. We are continually upgrading our airports to offer improved customer facilities while ensuring they remain fully compliant with all international regulations.

Our aim is to:

  • Provide a safe and efficient airport environment that is both welcoming to travellers and commercially successful for our airline and business partners
  • Encourage increased passenger traffic and aircraft movements
  • Contribute to the growth and development of the nation

The AACI is made up of three divisions, they ensure the organisation is able to achieve the aim mentioned above. The three divisions are Corporate Services, Operations Services and Support Services. Each division consists of departments and personnel who work together to continue the legacy of managing the airports on the islands of Aitutaki and Rarotonga and achieving the goals.

The organisation employs 117 personnel and the depth of its workforce range from operational and technical to commercial and administrative.

The Corporate Services are essential to supporting the organisation with financial management, administrative services, personnel recruitment, managing shared technology resources and pursuing economic development opportunities to achieve the organisation’s goals above. The division consists of four departments, they are Commercial Business, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology.

The Support Services is a newly formed division that ensures the maintenance of all airport infrastructure excluding electrical systems, following best practices and are proactively, predicatively and effectively maintained. It also ensures that the cleaning of the terminal building is kept at the highest standards and that gardens, hedges and airport surroundings are kept clean and tidy at all times. The division consist of two departments, they are Maintenance and Cleaning Landscaping.

The AACI Board of directors steer the company’s strategic direction to ensure it is achieving its corporate goals and objectives.

AACI’s Board of Directors are:

Mr Taoro Brown – Chairman

Ms Nancy Matapuku – Director

Mrs Shona Lynch – Director

Mr Edward Herman – Director

Mrs Ngapare Tatira – Director