Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran says Kia Orana to Rarotonga

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Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran is today visiting Rarotonga for the first time as the airline reaffirms its commitment to the Pacific nation.

The airline has a long-standing relationship with the Cook Islands and Mr Foran says he is looking forward to experiencing the warmth Rarotonga is so well known for when he meets with Prime Minister Mark Brown and the Cook Islands Tourism, as well as the 68 Air New Zealanders who work on ground in Rarotonga to deliver a world-class service.

“It’s fantastic to be able to meet with Prime Minister Mark Brown and the team at Cook Islands Tourism. Partnerships like these are critical to ensure that we can connect Kiwis with the Cook Islands and Cook Islanders with New Zealand.”

Greg Foran said that Rarotonga is a key route for Air New Zealand, and it’s a destination that Kiwis love to visit.

“Rarotonga is an extremely popular destination for Kiwis, and increasingly, they are looking to travel to the warm climate year-round. Our recent sales promotion focused on promoting the traditionally quieter months of January to March and this was well received by New Zealanders, with record numbers booking trips to Rarotonga over this period.”

“This year we’ve also been working closely with Cook Islands Tourism to together provide two scholarships for Cook Islands students to travel to New Zealand and undertake a Leadership & Performance Certificate course at the Queenstown Resort College. This is important to us as Rarotonga is home to the biggest cohort of Air New Zealanders outside of New Zealand – and we want to ensure that we are fostering a strong pipeline of talent for the roles we have here”.

“We are committed to strengthening our partnership with the Cook Islands to foster tourism growth and support the local community”.

Air New Zealand flies direct to Rarotonga from Auckland daily.

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