Nestled in the heart of Polynesia, the Cook Islands are north-east of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean. The Cook Islands are a dream getaway - the fantasy of a desert island retreat. Secluded and off the beaten path, this country of 15 small islands hosts only 11,300 North American visitors a year, making it a truly unique destination. The perfect get-away to relax, refresh and renew. Book your trip early to get the best price and choice of dates. Visiting the South Pacific has never been so easy and affordable.
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11:30 pm Saturday
6:30 am Sunday
11:59 pm Friday
12:10 pm Saturday
All times local. Schedule effective from July 18, 2019 through July 18, 2019. Flight schedule and aircraft type are subject to change.
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Flights to Rarotonga
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Airfare Charges/Pricing Details - Round-trip Airfare Charges in Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Premier™ per person from Vancouver (YVR) to Rarotonga, Cook Islands (RAR). Travel is via Los Angeles (LAX), and airfare includes transportation between Vancouver (YVR) and Los Angeles (LAX) on services operated by Air Canada (AC), WestJet (WS) or United Airlines (UA). Sectors between Rarotonga (RAR) and Aitutaki (AIT) are on services operated by Air Rarotonga (GZ). Government fees, taxes and charges are subject to currency exchange fluctuation and may vary from the estimated taxes shown. Additional baggage charges may apply. Airfare Charges are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Other terms & conditions apply.
Payment & Ticketing - Ticket must be purchased at least 2 days prior to travel. Bookings made online must be purchased immediately with a credit card. Airfare Charges are in Canadian dollars and offer is available in Canada only. Electronic tickets will be issued on all eligible routes and sent to the email address provided in the booking process. Waitlisting is not permitted. Airfare Charges are subject to change at any time prior to purchase. We want to provide you with the most competitive fare deals in a fluctuating marketplace and because of this, prices may go down. We are not able to provide rebooking with a refund of the difference in price if a lower Airfare Charge becomes available. Please read all fare rules carefully before booking.
Cancellations/Changes - Economy Class: Cancellation penalty is CAD300 before departure, ticket is non-refundable after departure. Changes are permitted with CAD100 change fee per adult or child. For “no-shows”, the Airfare Charge is non-refundable. Premium Economy: Cancellation penalty is CAD300 before departure, the Airfare Charge is non-refundable after departure. Changes are permitted with CAD150 change fee per adult or child. For “no-shows”, no-show penalty of CAD150 applies. Business Premier: Cancellation penalty is CAD300 before departure, the Airfare Charge is non-refundable after departure. Changes are permitted with CAD100 change fee per adult or child. For “no-shows”, no-show penalty of CAD150 applies. All fares: For any changes, a fare upgrade may be required subject to booking class availability. A service fee of $50 USD per person will apply to changes. The new ticket must be of equal or greater value than the original ticket. Please contact Air New Zealand if you need to make changes. Other restrictions may apply.
Baggage Allowance - Learn about our Baggage Allowance. Additional charges may apply.
Stopovers - Permitted in Rarotonga
Frequent Flyer Accrual – Premium Economy and Business Premier: Permitted / Economy: Permitted with Airpoints or United Mileage Plus.
Minimum/Maximum stays – no minimum stay and 12 month maximum stay
Children/Infants – Economy and Premium Economy: Accompanied children 2-11 years pay 75% of the base fare in economy. Business Premier: Accompanied children 2-11 years pay 100% of the base fare in economy. All Airfare Charges: Accompanied infants under two years of age not occupying a seat pay 10%. Only one infant discount per adult passenger. For information regarding services for young children, services for
Travel Documentation - Passengers are responsible for obtaining necessary travel visas or other documentation required for international travel. For further information, regarding travel documentation travel documentation.
The Cook Islands International Departure Tax of NZD65.00 will show as tax code QE for travel from the Cook Islands. The International Departure Tax will apply for all passengers aged 12 and over. Children under 12 will be exempt.
Air New Zealand's lowest fares are sometimes only available when booking on our website. If you prefer to speak with a specialist, please call our contact center at 1-866-351-9528. Higher airfares will apply to bookings made over the telephone. TTY assistance is available for deaf and hearing impaired via Text Relay. Find out more information.
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