The arrival of the Jetstar service is expected to be a money-spinner for Cook Islands tourism. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
The first Jetstar flight from New Zealand will arrive on Friday according to the Cook Islands Airport Authority, at 8.40pm with 1.30am arrivals set to resume later in the month.
After Friday, flights will continue to arrive at 8.40pm and depart to New Zealand at 9.35pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
25 there will be daily flights, except for on Sunday. The flights will arrive
in Rarotonga at 1.30am and depart from New Zealand 2.25am Tuesday, Thursday and
Jetstar Group chief
executive Gareth Evans said it was great to see travel demand bounce back as
New Zealand and the rest of the world settle into a new kind of normal.
we’re relaunching all of our trans-Tasman and Cook Island routes, as well as
increasing flights across our domestic network which will see us operating
around 90 per cent of our pre-pandemic schedule by July,” Evans said.
fares are playing an incredibly important role in rebooting tourism after a
tough few years, particularly for leisure destinations.”
Air New Zealand is increasing its weekly flights in late June and July during
the New Zealand school holidays.
ten flights a week increase to 14 from June 27 and remain between 12 to 14
until August 1 which then drops to nine flights a week.
border between New Zealand and the Cook Islands opened this year there were
seven flights a week.
An Air New
Zealand spokesperson said demand between Auckland and Rarotonga is continuously monitored.