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Jetstar takes over Sydney direct service

Wednesday 30 November 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Travel

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Jetstar takes over Sydney direct service
Jetstar airline. PHOTO: SUPPLIED/16032125

Jetstar will commence operations into the Cook Islands non-stop from Sydney from June 29, 2023, Prime Minister Mark Brown announced today.

Cook Islands already welcomes more than 29,000 visitors from Australia annually, and the additional Jetstar capacity from June 2023 will allow the market to grow further, Brown said.

The new service will provide two weekly return flights on Jetstar’s newest aeroplane, the new generation, longer-range Airbus A321neo LR.

The flights will depart Sydney on a Thursday and Sunday at 9.30pm, arriving in Rarotonga at 7am the same day. The flight then departs Rarotonga at 9am arriving back in Sydney at 12.30 pm the following day.

Jetstar already flies to Rarotonga from Auckland, New Zealand.

This is the first time the carrier has operated flights between Australia and the Cook Islands, and to celebrate this new route, Jetstar is offering a special sale price of AUD$229* Sydney - Rarotonga one-way in a 48-hour sale starting today.

Air New Zealand serviced Sydney-Rarotonga route pre-Covid with support from Cook Islands government's airline underwrite programme.

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