Qualifying partner airline flights
Airpoints members are able to earn both Airpoints Dollars™ and Status Points at Air New Zealand flight rates with the qualifying partner airlines below. Travel must be on an Air New Zealand flight number.
Elite members may also travel on these flights to earn Status Points which count towards the Air New Zealand travel component of Elite membership. And for our Elite and Gold members eligible travel on these flights will be counted towards your Frequent Flyer Status Boost.
Use our Airpoints calculator to see how many potential Airpoints Dollars and Status Points you could earn.
Refer to each of the below partner airline pages for detail on which booking classes qualify to earn Airpoints Dollars and Status Points.
- Cathay Pacific on flights between Auckland or Christchurch and Hong Kong
- United on flights between Auckland and San Francisco
- Air China on flights between Auckland and Beijing
Strategic Alliance agreements
Air New Zealand has Strategic Alliance agreements with selected airlines that provide Airpoints™ members with the ability to earn and redeem Airpoints Dollars, earn Status Points on selected flights and enjoy frequent flyer benefits on either carrier in certain circumstances.
- Cathay Pacific on flights between New Zealand and Hong Kong
- Air China on flights between New Zealand and Beijing
- United on flights between New Zealand and San Francisco
- Singapore Airlines between New Zealand and Singapore
Code share and frequent flyer agreements
Air New Zealand has code share and frequent flyer agreements with selected airlines that enables Airpoints Dollars to be earned at partner rates however Status Points are not able to be earned on these flights. Airpoints Dollars can be redeemed on these flights check our Partner airline reward chart for how many Airpoints Dollars you will need.
Airpoints members can also enjoy some of their frequent flyer benefits on some of these code share flights booked with an Air New Zealand flight number (e.g. NZ4010).
- Etihad Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
- Qantas (frequent flyer benefits are not available on Qantas operated flights)
Code share and air share agreements
Air New Zealand also has code share and air share agreements with selected airlines. Airpoints Dollars can be claimed for travel on these flights when booked with an Air New Zealand flight number (e.g. NZ4010). Current potential earning rates can be viewed in the partner airline flights section of the Airpoints calculator. Status Points are not able to be earned on these flights. Lounge access is available in some circumstances, but no other Airpoints frequent flyer benefits are available on these flights.
This agreement allows Airpoints members to earn Airpoints Dollars at partner rates, however Status Points are not able to be earned. No other frequent flyer benefits are available on these flights.