Benefits on Airpoints Dollars™ earning credit cards

Earning Airpoints Dollars™ on your everyday spend.

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

(Offered on selected cards)

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 and the Air New Zealand Contact Centre.

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 or Gold tier status, at least half of your Status Points need to be earned from taking qualifying Air New Zealand operated flights, Air New Zealand alliance flights and Star Alliance partner flights.

For Elite tier status, 810 Status Points need to be earned from taking qualifying Air New Zealand operated flights and Air New Zealand alliance flights.

Check out the benefits available to each tier.

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 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 the Airpoints terms and conditions when the cardholder ceases to be a cardholder and/or the nominated earner.

Monthly prize draws

(Air New Zealand Airpoints credit cards, issued by Kiwibank, 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.

Monthly prize draw terms and conditions.

Airpoints Dollars top up

(Air New Zealand Airpoints credit cards, issued by Kiwibank, 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.

You can use Airpoints Dollars to pay for some flights operated by our Alliance Partners directly through the Air New Zealand website. 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 membership joining fee waiver and annual discount

(Offered on selected cards)

If you're not already a Koru member your Koru joining fee for Individual Membership is waived. 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 off the full standard individual 12 month rate for as long as you hold the card. This offer can only be used in conjunction with one year Koru memberships for individuals.

Join online.

Or call the Koru Call Centre on 0800 736 000.

Complimentary Air New Zealand Lounge eVouchers

(Offered on selected cards)

We have extended the expiry date of some single use Air New Zealand Lounge eVouchers earned through Airpoints earning credit cards. eVouchers set to expire between 22 October 2021 – 22 October 2022 have been automatically extended by six months from the current expiry date^.

For ANZ Airpoints Visa Platinum and Air New Zealand Airpoints Platinum Visa:

Cardholders will receive two complimentary single entry Air New Zealand Lounge passes for every $30,000 spent on eligible purchases¹ each year on ANZ Airpoints Visa Platinum and Air New Zealand Airpoints Visa Platinum. Lounge eVouchers are capped at four (two pairs) per year².

The passes (also called eVouchers) will be loaded onto your Airpoints account - so make sure that you use your Airpoints number when booking your flight. You can use your lounge passes to access domestic and international Air New Zealand branded and operated lounges. They can only be used on the day, and at the airport that your flight is departing from. You must be travelling on an Air New Zealand operated Flight or an eligible Alliance* flight (see the Airpoints terms and conditions).

When you use one of your passes to access an Air New Zealand 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. Access to the lounge is subject to space being available at the time of visit.

You can use both passes yourself or use one for yourself and the other one to take one guest into the 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. Your lounge passes will expire 12 months from the date that they are issued.

As we work through the construction process of building bigger and better lounges across our network, there will be times where capacity is restricted to members only. This means that at peak periods in some ports, lounge access will not be available to Lounge eVoucher holders and/or member guests. These measures are only temporary and we thank you for your patience as we work through this programme.

Airport valet parking

(Westpac Airpoints™ World Mastercard® credit cards only)

Westpac Airpoints™ World MasterCard® cardholders will receive 2x complimentary valet parking vouchers per annum. The eVouchers will be automatically loaded and stored in your Air New Zealand Airpoints online account, and are valid for a 12-month period.

In order to redeem your valet parking eVoucher at Auckland or Christchurch Airports, simply provide the valet team with your Airpoints number and state that you intend to redeem your eVoucher upon your arrival at reception. For valet parking at Wellington Airport, book online using our booking portal or manage your booking (on day of travel please phone if changes are required).

Each eVoucher entitles you to one day (24 hours) complimentary valet parking at Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington Airport. Additional services such as grooming and dry cleaning are available by arrangement by the valet staff at an additional cost.

Valet parking terms and conditions.

Complimentary domestic flight

(The American Express Airpoints Platinum Reserve Card only)

With this benefit, each membership year you will receive a complimentary direct domestic return flight with Air New Zealand.

Airpoints Dollars Advance

(Offered on selected credit cards)

An Airpoints Dollars Advance is like an overdraft. It allows you to access a few extra Airpoints Dollars if you don't have quite enough for a reward. This facility is provided to Airpoints members who have a qualifying Airpoints credit card and is available to the nominated earner or primary cardholder. An Airpoints Dollars Advance is free of charge and is an interest free facility.

If you have used Airpoints Dollars from your Airpoints Dollars Advance to book flights or redeem another Airpoints reward, any new Airpoints Dollars earned will be used to pay back the Airpoints Dollars Advance.

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.

Find out more about Airpoints Dollars Advance.

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.