Sleeping in Airports

Aitutaki Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Aitutaki Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The security is a humourous sign asking you to hand in your uzis and nukes to the pilot upon boarding. – Ian

AIT Airport Overview

aitutaki airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Aitutaki Airport.

What to Expect

Aitutaki Airport (code: AIT)  has a tiny terminal that more closely resembles the local architecture than a traditional airport. Facilities are limited to a small convenience stall selling snacks and a few benches. WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Sleeping in Aitutaki Airport

While we have no recent airport reviews, a past traveller has suggested the best place for a nap may be under a shady palm tree.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.   For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. To help us keep this guide up-to-date as the airport reopens, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Aitutaki Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Aitutaki Airport sounds unappealing, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Aitutaki Village –  Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Aitutaki Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Aitutaki Airport for a fee of $0.10 NZD per MB, payable online by credit card or by purchasing a voucher at the airport. Connect to the Zenbu or BlueSky networks.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Food & Drinks – A small snack bar is available in the airport which is open for most flights.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
  • Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
  • Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
  • Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Aitutaki airport is served by the following airlines: Virgin Australia • Jetstar • Air Rarotonga • Air Tahiti.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Private Operators

Most Aitutaki accommodations provide roundtrip airport transportation to and from the airport, and this pre-arranged method of transportation is highly recommended. If private transportation is required, visit the airport’s information desk for possible options.

Last updated: 2021-10-24

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.