As well as earning Airpoints Dollars from your everyday spend, selected Airpoints earning credit cards have a range of additional benefits.


Enhanced earn rate on Air New Zealand spend
(Air New Zealand Airpoints credit cards only)

When you make a purchase through Air New Zealand, you’ll earn at an even better rate. This includes all your flight bookings and other services offered through Air New Zealand like rental cars, hotels and campervans, purchased via airnz.co.nz, the Air New Zealand Contact Centre and Holidays Stores.

Status Points earning
(Platinum Airpoints earning cards only)

If you fly frequently, you’ll appreciate the added benefit of earning Air New Zealand Status Points on selected Airpoints earning credit cards. Status Points allow you to upgrade and then maintain your tier at Silver, Gold or Elite within the Airpoints programme. When you upgrade your tier, you could be entitled to lounge and flight upgrade privileges, priority wait-listing, increased baggage allowances and much more.

To be eligible for a tier status change, or to maintain your Silver, Gold or Elite Status, at least half of your Status Points need to be earned from taking Air New Zealand flights and/or Star Alliance Partner Flights.

You can check out the benefits available to each tier here.

Non-expiry of Airpoints Dollars
(offered on selected cards)

With selected Airpoints earning credit cards, your Airpoints Dollars will never expire as long as you hold a current card. This benefit is only available to Airpoints Programme Members who are the nominated earner (or primary cardholder) for the account while they remain the nominated earner (or primary cardholder). Any unexpired Airpoints Dollars you earned before you became an Airpoints credit cardholder also get included.

Airpoints Dollars will expire in accordance with terms and conditions of the Airpoints programme when the cardholder ceases to be a cardholder and/or the nominated earner.

Monthly prize draws
(Air New Zealand Airpoints credit cards only)

Every month, every eligible purchase you (and any joint or additional cardholders) make on your Air New Zealand Airpoints credit card will automatically enter the primary cardholder into the monthly prize draws for Airpoints Dollars and flight giveaways.

Monthly prize draw terms and conditions.

Airpoints Dollars top up
(Air New Zealand Airpoints credit cards only)

Whether you’re short of a couple of Airpoints Dollars for that holiday in the islands or need to top up your balance to buy a gift for someone special from the Airpoints Store, you can purchase Airpoints Dollars too. Just sign in to your Air New Zealand account, and click on 'See My Balances'. Go to the ‘Credit Cards’ tab to display your credit card balance(s). Click on the ‘Top up your Airpoints Dollars’ button, enter the amount you need and your Airpoints credit card details. Your Airpoints Dollars balance will be topped up instantly.

There is a minimum $5 fee for purchasing Airpoints Dollars, and you must have enough available credit to purchase the requested top-up amount and to pay the fee. The fee is deducted automatically so you don’t need to add it to the amount to be purchased. Purchases of Airpoints Dollars are non-refundable so double check your purchase before you confirm. Customers who purchase international fares using Airpoints Dollars will be required to pay in cash, the government and airport taxes and costs.

Please note that all fares that are purchased using Airpoints Dollars are not eligible for accrual of Airpoints Dollars and/or Status Points. This includes fares purchased using Airpoints Dollars that you have purchased on your Airpoints credit card.

Koru joining fee waiver and annual membership discount
(Platinum Airpoints earning cards only)

If you're not already a Koru member your Koru joining fee for individual membership is waived (a saving of $255). This fee will not be refunded if it has already been paid to Air New Zealand. You'll also enjoy a reduced annual individual membership discount of $145 for as long as you hold the card. This offer is also applicable to GlobalPlus Platinum joint/additional cardholders and can only be used in conjunction with one year Koru memberships for individuals.

Join online

Or call the Koru Club Service Centre on 0800 736 000

Complimentary Koru lounge passes
(offered on the Air New Zealand Airpoints Standard & Platinum MasterCard® only)

Standard cardholders will receive two complimentary one-time use Koru Lounge passes each year in which at least $20,000 is spent, and Platinum cardholders will receive two complimentary one-time use Koru Lounge passes for every $20,000 spent in each year. A year is based on a 12 month period from the date a card is issued.

The passes will be loaded onto your Airpoints account - so make sure that you use your Airpoints number when booking your flight. You can use your passes to access domestic and international Koru Lounges owned and operated by Air New Zealand. They can only be used on the day, and at the airport that your flight is departing from. Your flight must be either an Air New Zealand Operated Flight or Alliance Flight (see the Airpoints Terms and Conditions).

When you use one of your passes to access a Koru Lounge, you’ll need to present your Airpoints credit card, boarding pass or your Airpoints membership card which will enable our system to automatically recognise you are entitled to access the Lounge.

You can use both passes yourself or use one for yourself and the other one to take one guest into the Koru Lounge with you. Your guest must accompany you while using the Lounge. Even if you have Koru membership, or have lounge access through other means, these passes may come in handy for extra guests. Access to the lounge is subject to space being available at the time of visit. Your Lounge passes will expire 12 months from the date that they are issued.

Complimentary domestic flight
(offered on the Air New Zealand American Express Platinum card only)

With this special benefit, each membership year you will receive a complimentary direct domestic return flight with Air New Zealand, valued at up to $250.

Airpoints joining fee waiver
(offered on all cards)

The Airpoints joining fee is waived for the Airpoints earning credit cardholder. The cardholder's joining fee is unable to be refunded if it has already been paid to Air New Zealand.

Annual Airpoints account fee waiver
(offered on all cards)

If you have your Airpoints account linked to an Airpoints earning credit card the annual Airpoints account fee will be waived.

Airpoints Dollars Advance
(offered on selected cards)

Airpoints Dollars Advance allows you to access a few extra Airpoints Dollars if you don't have quite enough for a reward. You just need to be an Airpoints member who is the nominated earner or primary cardholder for a qualifying Airpoints earning credit card. You'll pay no fees to use it, and no interest on the advanced Airpoints Dollars.

When you next earn Airpoints Dollars, if you have used your Airpoints Dollars Advance, your Airpoints Dollars Advance will be paid back first. If you hold more than one Airpoints Dollars earning credit card, you're entitled to an Airpoints Dollars Advance for the card which has the higher Airpoints Dollars Advance limit.

Extended Gifting
(offered on selected cards)

With Extended Gifting you can use your Airpoints Dollars to gift rewards to two people outside your household each year. You can also gift as many other rewards as you want to people living at the same address as you (Extended Gifting excludes companion tickets).

Giftees may be nominated during the first 12 month period after opening the account, with these nominations automatically expiring at the end of that 12 month period. Giftees will need to be nominated or re-nominated in every 12 month period thereafter. This offer is not cumulative with any other gifting rights under the Airpoints Programme (including gifting rights available to Gold or Elite Airpoints members).

Set up your Airpoints Gifting Register by signing in to your online Air New Zealand account.

For personal assistance in setting up your Airpoints Gifting Register phone 0800 737 000.