Saturday, February 03, 2007

A New Air Connection between Tahiti and Rarotonga

Air Tahiti plane

Yesterday it was announced that a code share between Air Tahiti and Air Rarotonga will commence on April 3rd for flights between Rarotonga in the Cook Islands and Papeete, French Polynesia.
Air New Zealand is abandoning that route at the beginning of April.

The flights will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays in both directions.
On Tuesday the flight from Tahiti is at 7:15 am, arriving in Rarotonga at 9:55 am.
On Saturday the flight from Tahiti is at 12:15 am, arriving in Rarotonga at 2:55 pm.

Returning from Rarotonga on Tuesday the flight departs at 10:55 am and arrives in Tahiti at 1:40 pm.
On Saturday the flight departs Rarotonga at 3:55 pm and arrives in Tahiti at 6:40 pm.

Tahitipresse reported that the fares will be "from US$ 249/€ 192 to US$ 356/€ 275" for a one way.

It is already possible to book the flights on the Air Rarotonga Web site; there is no mention on Air Tahiti's site. The fares shown on Air Rarotonga's site (NZD 349 for a thrifty fare and NZD 499 for a fully flexible fare) are equivalent to the Tahitian prices.

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