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Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Rarotonga that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$497Jetstar
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Thu, 8 Aug - Wed, 14 Aug
15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$507Jetstar
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Sat, 29 Jun - Fri, 5 Jul
15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$515Jetstar
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Sat, 29 Jun - Mon, 8 Jul
15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$525Jetstar
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Tue, 2 Jul - Mon, 8 Jul
15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$526Jetstar
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Sat, 29 Jun - Wed, 10 Jul
20:00 - 01:55AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
Fri, 9 Aug - Fri, 16 Aug
20:00 - 01:55AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
03:10 - 05:45RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$672Air New Zealand
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Fri, 9 Aug - Thu, 15 Aug
20:00 - 01:05AKL-RAR
4h 05mdirect
14:55 - 18:10RAR-AKL
4h 15mdirect
$700Air New Zealand
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Wed, 13 Nov - Thu, 28 Nov
20:00 - 01:55AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
03:10 - 05:45RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$707Air New Zealand
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Wed, 3 Jul - Tue, 9 Jul
16:15 - 22:10AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
03:10 - 05:45RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$739Air New Zealand
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Thu, 4 Jul - Sat, 6 Jul

Flights to Rarotonga - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Rarotonga to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Rarotonga?

The average price of all flights to Rarotonga clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Rarotonga is Tuesday where tickets can be as cheap as $780. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Friday, where prices are $938 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Rarotonga?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Rarotonga, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to Rarotonga is May, where tickets cost $894 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets from New Zealand is $1,297 and $1,162 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is February with an average price of $702.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Rarotonga?

The average price for all flights to Rarotonga depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Rarotonga is generally in the evening, when flights cost $666 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Rarotonga is generally in the morning, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $937.

What is a good deal for flights to Rarotonga?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Rarotonga, 25% of our users found tickets to Rarotonga for the following prices or less: From Auckland $203 one-way - $560 return.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Rarotonga?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Rarotonga, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 79 days before departure.

How long is the flight to Rarotonga?

The duration of your flight to Rarotonga depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Rarotonga on KAYAK are from Auckland, which takes 3h 45m, Wellington, which takes 7h 20m, Queenstown, which takes 8h 20m, and Christchurch, which takes 11h 30m.

How many direct flights to Rarotonga are there each day?

There are around 2 direct flights from within New Zealand to Rarotonga every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 16:00 the most common departure time and 57% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Rarotonga are there each week?

Each week there are around 14 direct flights from within New Zealand to Rarotonga. The most common day for departures is Saturday, with 21% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Rarotonga each week?

There are not any long-haul (6-12 hour flight duration) or medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) flights to Rarotonga. Instead, there are 14 short-haul flights (up to 3 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Auckland.

How many cities have direct flights to Rarotonga?

From New Zealand, there are direct flights to Rarotonga from 1 city. This city is Auckland and there are 14 direct flights each week.

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Low season

February

High season

December

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$198
Best time to beat the crowds (20% less expensive on average)
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When to book flights to Rarotonga

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Rarotonga based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs - booking Rarotonga flights

  • Can I purchase duty-free items when I land at Rarotonga Airport?

    There are two duty-free shops which you can browse within the Arrival Terminal of Rarotonga Airport. The stores have an extensive range of liquor, local handcrafted gifts and souvenirs for you to choose from.

  • Can I hire a car from Rarotonga Airport?

    Pick up a rental car from either Avis or Polynesian Rentals and explore the breathtaking sights across the island at your own pace. Both companies have offices located within the Arrivals hall of Rarotonga Airport.

  • How much will a taxi cost to Avarua from Rarotonga Airport?

    The majority of accommodation on the island is within the Avarua district and a taxi from the airport to the centre of town will cost CI$ 20 (≈NZ$ 20). It is recommended that you prearrange a driver to meet you, as taxis do not commonly wait at Rarotonga Airport for customers.

  • How far is Rarotonga from central Rarotonga?

    You’ll need to travel 1 km to reach the Rarotonga city centre from Rarotonga.

  • What is the name of Rarotonga’s airport?

    All flights to Rarotonga land at Rarotonga. The airport code is RAR,and it can also be referred to as Rarotonga or Rarotonga Intl.

  • How much is a flight to Rarotonga?

    On average, a flight to Rarotonga costs $479. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $180 and departed from Auckland Intl Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Rarotonga?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Rarotonga.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Rarotonga?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Rarotonga is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Rarotonga?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Rarotonga with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Rarotonga?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Rarotonga up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Rarotonga

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Rarotonga flight deals.
  • Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is the major travel hub for those travelling to the island of Rarotonga, as well as the greater Cook Islands region. The only other international airport for the Cook Islands is Aitutaki (AIT), where flights are less regular and considerably more expensive.
  • The distance between Rarotonga Airport and the downtown district is 3 km, however destinations all across the island can easily be reached by a short drive. Tikioki Beach is a popular resort destination on the opposite side of the island from the airport and can be reached within approximately 25 min.
  • You can find an ATM just after you pass through customs in the International Arrivals hall. The ATM will dispense New Zealand dollars, which is widely accepted across all of Rarotonga as well as the Cook Islands currency. The value of both currencies is equal and they are circulated throughout all of the Cook Islands.
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Prefer to fly direct to Rarotonga?

Find which airlines fly direct to Rarotonga, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

New Zealand to Rarotonga

Monday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +3 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +4 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +7 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +4 more

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Direct returns

Rarotonga to New Zealand

Monday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +3 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +4 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +5 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +4 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti, +6 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +7 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, Jetstar, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga, +4 more

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Top 3 airlines flying to Rarotonga

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Rarotonga. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from New Zealand to Rarotonga. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Rarotonga? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 617 reviews
7.9Entertainment
7.6Food
8.8Crew
8.1Comfort
8.4Boarding
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

2.0 MediocreAnonymous, May 2024AKL - YVR
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

The staff and crew on board were excellent. Business class however, was very weird. I thought we would have individual pods, but the way it was set up was unexpected. Not very private and If you wanted to lay down, you had to have an entire bed made up for you by the crew, rather than how Delta one works where you could just lie down whenever you feel like it. It was a 16 hour flight. I chose not to have my bed made, and that turned out to be a good idea because everybody who had their bed made had to wait for the crew to roll up their mattresses. So strange!

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

Flight was canceled due to technical issue shortly before the check-in counters opened. Passengers were rebooked on a flight three days later. Request to be accommodated on Air Tahiti Nui could not be processed. Customer service sorted out the refund after calling and being put on hold for almost an hour.

This was a Lufthansa flight, not United. The CSA at the counter, Ashley, was not only incompetent, but quite rude. Me and two other PAX waited over 7 minutes standing in front of her and another CSA and they ignored us. We joked that we must have accidently taken invisibility pills. She could have at least said "I'll be with you in a moment, I'm currently....". I could go on about how rude she and the other CSAs were (whispering, not communicating with me, blaming the situation on others, etc.). She would not work for me. Then, she gave me literally the worst seat on the plane. the worst. My seat kept getting bumped (rammed twice by the crew with their carts and about every 5 minutes by someone using the bathroom), listening to the bathroom all night, crowded seat, etc.

Terrible! The plane was old and you are required to connect your own device to their Wi-Fi rather than have entertainment options in the back of the seat in front of you. The Wi-Fi went out during the flight and there was only one plug for the devices every two seats. Three out of five surrounding my family did not work. The seats and spaces under them were so small I could not fit my backpack, which I’ve always brought on flights and fit before no problem. The crew were unpleasant and patronizing.

I was not able to buy food in the flight. They refer to include your Credit card in the APP, and if you are not from USA (i have a credit card form Canada) it is not possible

This flight was a code share on Air New Zealand.

Boarding process was well organized and orderly even though flight was fairly full. Water bottles were provided during boarding which was great as I drink a lot of water. Bathroom was not as clean as it could have been but was acceptable and fairly dry. Food however was mediocre. I have had better food on 2 hour local flights in other countries.

Seats are way too snug for my hip to knee ratio and the recline on the seat in front of me made my experience worst. My legs had no room at all. Not a plane for people 6 ft or over unless you fly first class.

The flight and crew were fine. The entertainment- the sound was so bad through the headphones I could barely understand it and it was a show I had seen before. The food might have been fine but having to have an account with united in order to access the app in order to pay for the food was rage inducing. I had entered my credit card info at home and logged in as guest but that wouldn’t allow the “wallet” tab to open in the app. And then the wifi was so bad that it took about 45 minutes to fully log in and get all the info working at which time I missed the food. You shouldn’t have to give your address, email and phone number in order to get a hamburger.

It was terrible because the flight was delayed for 3 hours.

We booked flight thru Amex travel and it was already a lot of money for economy and no reserved seats until check in. On our flight from fra, we could not check in one passenger online and when we went to the airport, they said he does not have a guaranteed seat and he would be on a waiting list. This was a guaranteed seat and United overbooked. It was sos stressful when at the gate because they didn’t have a seat and the response was yeh, nothing we can do because the industry overbooks. But they knew we had one person with no seat and even up till boarding, they didn’t say anything. We had to go to the counter over 3 times and my husband was so beside himself, I went up and the counter person said yes, you have a ticket. Ohalaa, why wouldn’t they say anything? Leave us in angst the entire waiting time on a delayed flight. That’s poor customer service. On the flight, people would recline seats immediately and not even return them to normal when eating. We were so crammed, I can not fly eco again on Lufthansa or United when international. Other airlines have been better even when we were in economy. Not even worth it to upgrade to business compared to other airlines either. Overall, it was a really bad flight mainly because of the initial boarding and then no oversight over passengers. The flight crew did their best but they should really announce it more that people need to recline seats back. Kids kicking chairs, all the babies crying…must’ve been my worse flight in 15 years.

temperature, temperature, temperature. it was hot as balls and everyone around me was complaining and constantly adjusting their vents

a constant reminder that you need to work harder so you can avoid this airline

For some reason the cabin was kept very cold. Unlike my flight over which i would say was excellent this was a long, cold flight home.

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

The price difference/saving isn't sufficient to compensate the experience difference, don't recommend unless flight is under 3 hours. Huge queues for check in and the priority lane of other ailines blocked checked in Jetstar passengers from proceeding through to screening. Gate change to a "dungeon gate" that didn't have toilets in the vicinity. 45minute delay in boarding, no updates or explaination, let alone apology for any inconvenience. 1 scanner working for a full fight to board, no coordination. Loaded on to crowded buses to get on the plane in the middle of the tarmac, up stairs with no explaination. 4 bus trips. No system for boarding in sections. Over an hour late departing. Nothing complimentary, not even water or in-flight music. Pay wave not available and no cash sales. Staff onboard were friendly and professional.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst flying experience of my life. FIVE HOURS delayed! Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication from the grounds team. Never flying Jetstar again

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Rarotonga found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
8/8Thu
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
14/8Wed
directJetstar
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$497
29/6Sat
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
5/7Fri
directJetstar
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$507
29/6Sat
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
8/7Mon
directJetstar
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$515
2/7Tue
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
8/7Mon
directJetstar
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$525
29/6Sat
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
10/7Wed
directJetstar
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$526
9/8Fri
direct
3h 55mAKL-RAR
16/8Fri
direct
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$597
9/8Fri
directAir New Zealand
3h 55mAKL-RAR
15/8Thu
directAir New Zealand
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$672
13/11Wed
directAir New Zealand
4h 05mAKL-RAR
28/11Thu
directAir New Zealand
4h 15mRAR-AKL
$700
3/7Wed
directAir New Zealand
3h 55mAKL-RAR
9/7Tue
directAir New Zealand
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$707
4/7Thu
directAir New Zealand
3h 55mAKL-RAR
6/7Sat
directAir New Zealand
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$739

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Rarotonga found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
2/7Tue
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$198
8/8Thu
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$207
18/6Tue
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$216
15/10Tue
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$234
11/6Tue
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$236
15/10Tue
directAir New Zealand
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$318
11/10Fri
directAir New Zealand
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$338
12/10Sat
1 stop
9h 20mWLG-RAR
$346
13/10Sun
directAir New Zealand
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$369
9/10Wed
2 stopsAir New Zealand
10h 50mCHC-RAR
$403

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Last minute flights to Rarotonga

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights to Rarotonga that are departing in the next 10 days.
23/5Thu
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
27/5Mon
directJetstar
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$477
23/5Thu
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
27/5Mon
directJetstar
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$497
23/5Thu
multi-stopJetstar
8h 20mZQN-RAR
27/5Mon
multi-stopJetstar
14h 10mRAR-ZQN
$757
25/5Sat
direct
3h 55mAKL-RAR
30/5Thu
direct
4h 25mRAR-AKL
$761
23/5Thu
multi-stop
8h 20mZQN-RAR
27/5Mon
multi-stop
14h 40mRAR-ZQN
$936
23/5Thu
direct
3h 55mAKL-RAR
2/6Sun
multi-stop
33h 40mRAR-AKL
$966
23/5Thu
multi-stopAir New Zealand
12h 50mZQN-RAR
27/5Mon
multi-stopAir New Zealand
30h 35mRAR-ZQN
$1,064
23/5Thu
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
2/6Sun
multi-stopJetstar
55h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,107
23/5Thu
direct
3h 55mAKL-RAR
2/6Sun
direct
4h 25mRAR-AKL
$1,153
23/5Thu
multi-stop
33h 15mAKL-RAR
27/5Mon
direct
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,251

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