Air Rarotonga operates a Cessna Citation II Jet Aircraft to expand air charter operations both within the Cook Islands and to neighbouring Pacific Island countries.

The aircraft seats up to eight passengers and can reach the Northern Group islands, Tahiti or Niue direct from Rarotonga in less than two hours flight time. It is fitted with a gravel kit for operation onto unpaved runways. 

The expanded air charter operation is operated under the trade name of Pacific Private Jet with long time Air Rarotonga executive Teariki Numanga heading up sales and operations for the venture. The aircraft is licensed with the Cook Islands Ministry of Transport.

The Citation Jet is fully equipped to undertake medevac flights within the region and to New Zealand.

Air Rarotonga Managing Director Ewan Smith said “the ability to operate charter over long sectors around the region at jet speeds will be a real game changer for us. As well, a fully equipped air ambulance with the ability to get through to Auckland is the realisation of a long held ambition we have had”.

Company pilots and engineering personnel have undertaken training in the USA and Australia and the Aircraft is available for charter and based at Rarotonga International Airport.

More Information

For further information please contact:

 Teariki (Bubs) Numanga  Tel: +682 55230
 Ewan Smith    Tel: +682 55229

or visit our charter page 

Pacific Private Jet Ltd.

a Division of Air Rarotonga Ltd.
Rarotonga International Airport
P.O. Box 79
Cook Islands