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Thursday, 1 December 2022

Discover a new tropical island destination direct from Sydney


Done Bali? Visited Thailand? Love Fiji?

How about adding the Cook Islands to your list of tropical holiday destinations?

Jetstar announced today that it is launching non-stop flights between Sydney and Rarotonga from June 29 next year. Count me in.

It will be the first time the carrier has operated flights between Australia and the Cook Islands, and to celebrate the new route Jetstar is offering a special sale price of $229^ one-way in a 48-hour sale that has just started.

The new service will provide two weekly return flights on Jetstar’s newest aircraft, the new-generation, longer-range Airbus A321neo LR.

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown said the news was very important for the small island nation.

He said tourism was the backbone of its economy, contributing 75% of GDP.

“The new services from Jetstar will provide a major boost to our tourism sector and the financial impact for local tourism operators and the nation is significant,” he said.

“We are delighted that Jetstar is making this commitment to the Cook Islands.”

The Cook Islands are known for stunning lagoons, beautiful white sand beaches and warm temperatures.

It already welcomes more than 29,000 visitors from Australia annually, and the additional Jetstar capacity from June, 2023 will allow the market to grow further.

Jetstar CEO Stephanie Tully said: “Rarotonga is a stunning tropical island and we’re excited to introduce our great low fares on this new route ahead of next year’s winter school holidays, offering Australians the opportunity to escape the cold and explore one of the most beautiful destinations in the South Pacific.

“The direct Sydney to Rarotonga will be our second route to the popular island, but the first from Australia and we thank the Cook Islands Government for their ongoing support.”

Jetstar already flies to Rarotonga from Auckland, New Zealand.

See www.cookislands.travel for more info. Or book at www.jetstar.com/au/en/

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