Rarotonga International Airport
Rarotonga International Airport from the air
|Location||Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands|
|Elevation AMSL||19 ft / 6 m|
Rarotonga International Airport (IATA: RAR, ICAO: NCRG) is the Cook Islands' main international gateway, located in the town and district of Avarua, Rarotonga, 3 km west of the downtown area on the northern coast.
Because of the proximity of the runways to the nearby roads, it is possible to get very close to the aircraft while they are departing and landing. Runway 08, which is at the western end of the runway, in particular is often very popular when a large jet is landing.
In 2003, the terminal and departure and check-in areas were revamped at a cost of US $650,000. An $8.5m reconstruction project commenced in 2009 to revamp and expand the existing terminal facilities. The new-look terminal was officially opened on 22 June 2010.
|Air New Zealand||Auckland, Los Angeles, Sydney|
|Air Rarotonga||Aitutaki, Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro, Manihiki, Papeete|
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