In addition to our Star Alliance partners, Air New Zealand has partnerships and agreements with a number of selected airlines to provide you with even more flight options around the world.
Strategic Alliance Agreements
Air New Zealand has Strategic Alliance Agreements with Cathay Pacific on flights between Auckland and Hong Kong and with Virgin Australia on flights between New Zealand and Australia. These agreements provide Airpoints™ members with the ability to earn and redeem Airpoints Dollars™, earn Status Points on certain flights and enjoy frequent flyer benefits on either carrier in certain circumstances.
Code Share and Frequent Flyer Agreements
Air New Zealand has code share and frequent flyer agreements with Etihad Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
This enables Airpoints Dollars to be earned and spent on specific flights. Airpoints members can also enjoy many of their frequent flyer benefits on those code share flights booked with an Air New Zealand flight number (e.g. NZ4010).
Status Points are not able to be earned on these flights.
Air New Zealand will begin a code share and frequent flyer partnership with SilkAir from 6 January 2015. This will enable Airpoints Dollars to be earned on SilkAir Flights at partner rates. Status Points are not able to be earned on SilkAir operated flights. Frequent flyer benefits are not available to Airpoints members on SilkAir operated flights.
Code Share and Air Share Agreements
Air New Zealand also has agreements with Aircalin, Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific), Air Rarotonga, Air Tahiti Nui and Air Vanuatu.
Airpoints Dollars can be claimed for travel on these flights when booked with an Air New Zealand flight number (e.g. NZ4010). Current earning rates can be viewed in the Partner flights section of the Airpoints Dollars and Status Points earning rates look up table^. 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.
Standalone Airpoints™ Partners
Airpoints also has a new Airpoints partnership with Jet Airways. This allows Airpoints members to earn and spend Airpoints Dollars on Jet Airways flights from 10 July 2013. Status Points are not able to be earned on these flights.
Ensure you put your Airpoints number when booking on Jet Airways flights to earn Airpoints Dollars. Airpoints Dollars can be spent on Jet Airways flights through an airline partner reward.
No other frequent flyer benefits are available on these flights.
Click on the airlines to the right for a brief introduction to our Co-operation Partners.
^Changes to Airpoints Dollar and Status Points earning rates; on Air New Zealand, Star Alliance and Partner flights, took place effective from 31 March 2014. For earning rates applicable before this date please view the following charts - Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollar Earning Chart, Airline Partner Airpoints Dollar Earning Chart, Virgin Australia Airpoints Dollar Earning Chart and Status Points Earning Chart. Changes to Air New Zealand domestic fare structures took place on 21 July 2014. For earning rates applicable between 31 March 2014 and 21 July 2014 please view the following chart.
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