Rarotonga International Airport

Orientation & Geography

Oceania, Cook Islands, Te-Au-O-Tonga

Rarotonga International Airport (IATA: RAR, ICAO: NCRG) is the Cook Islands' main international gateway, located in the town and district of Avarua, Rarotonga, three kilometers west of the downtown area on the northern coast. In 2003, $650,000 was spent on revamping the terminal, as well as the departure and check-in areas. An $8.5m reconstuction project commenced in 2009 to revamp and expand the existing terminal facilities. The new-look terminal was officially opened on 22 June 2010. Because of the close proximity of the runways to the nearby roads, it is possible to get very close to aircraft while they are landing. Runway 08, which is at the western end of the runway, in particular is often very popular when a large jet is landing.