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The Cook Islands are a self-governing island group in free association with New Zealand, in the South Pacific Ocean. Hawaii lies about 4500 km (about 2800 mi) to the north, and New Zealand is about 2600 km (about 1600 mi) to the southwest. A former colony of New Zealand, the Cooks gained self-government in 1965. Avarua, the capital, is located on the island of Rarotonga.

Latest updates

 

July 4, 2017

Captain Cook Airline is still trying to start [status change]

July 4, 2017

Pacific Private Jet is an active business charter based at Rarotonga International (RAR) [added]

February 6, 2016

Captain Cook Airline is a new start-up intending to start operations in the Cook Island domestic market in 2016 [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air Rarotonga   

Status : Active

Dates :

1978 - date
Airline Code : GZ : RAR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Rarotonga was founded in Feb1978 and started operations on 15Jul1978. Scheduled services within the Cook Islands

Avaiki Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Avaiki Air operated for a brief period in 1991. The Company folded after a tragic accident at Rarotonga

Captain Cook Airline  last update: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Captain Cook Airline is a new start-up intending to start operations in the Cook Island domestic market in 2016. Still trying to start

Cook Islands Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1973 - 1991
Airline Code : KH : ---
Genealogy : Cook Islands Airways >>Air Rarotonga
Comments : Cook Island Airways was formed on 31Jul1968 & first domestic service was on 25Nov1973 . Bought out by rival domestic carrier Air Rarotonga in 1991

Cook Islands International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cook Islands International was established in Jul1986 and operations began on 16Aug1986

Kia Orana Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time