16 Jul 2012

Aitutaki could become the Cook Islands second international airport

1:39 pm on 16 July 2012

A feasibility study into whether Aitutaki airport in the Cook Islands could be upgraded to international status is being considered.

The airport runway has just been resealed and can now take small jets.

The Airport Authority is preparing a tender for a feasibility study into whether the move to create the country's second international airport is warranted.

Chief executive Joe Ngamata says they are also doing a master plan development.

He says they will need to look at passenger flows over the next 10 to 20 years, the types of aircraft and the infrastructure needed.