Aviation in New Zealand and Oceania

Air New Zealand Dreamliner flies to the Cook Islands for first time

Cook Islanders have today had their first taste of the revolutionary Dreamliner aircraft with Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 touching down at Rarotonga International Airport at 1:30pm local time.

Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace said:

“The Cook Islands is a popular holiday destination with Kiwi travellers and the Dreamliner allows our customers to arrive already feeling relaxed thanks to a number of onboard features including enhanced passenger comfort as a result of lower cabin altitude and higher humidity.”

Air New Zealand was the first airline globally to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in 2014. In addition to operating a range of long haul services, the airline’s current fleet of nine Dreamliners now also flies to a number of Pacific Island destinations including Nadi and Nuku’alofa.

The airline will also continue to operate its Boeing 777-200, 767-300 and Airbus A320 aircraft on the route.

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