Three million members for Air New Zealand Airpoints™
The Airpoints programme was first introduced in 1989 as the Frequent Traveller Club and has evolved over the past 19 years to become the most rewarding frequent flyer and coalition loyalty programme in New Zealand.
As well as earning Airpoints Dollars™ and Status Points when members fly with Air New Zealand and other airline partners, members can earn at more than 60 retail and service partners on the ground and at over 150 online retailers through the Airpoints Mall.
To mark the occasion, Airpoints members have the opportunity to enter an online competition for their chance to win a share of prizes, including flights, Airpoints Dollars and prizes from partners such as Liquorland, Harvey Norman, Bayleys and Aelia Duty Free.
Mark Street, General Manager Loyalty at Air New Zealand says in less than three years more than one million members have joined the programme attracted by more ways to earn and spend Airpoints Dollars.
"In the past year alone, members have enjoyed more than 1.1 million rewards purchased using Airpoints Dollars, including flights, gifts and experiences from our Airpoints Store, and other travel-related products.
"We've recently introduced some great new products, such as Airpoints Flexipay which lets people part pay with Airpoints Dollars and cash for flights and in the past few weeks introduced the ability for members to spend their Airpoints Dollars instore at Mitre 10 stores nationwide. These new ways to pay open up a world of possibilities for the programme and for our customers.
"We would like to thank members for their loyalty over the years and look forward to continuing to reward them as we celebrate this significant programme milestone."
Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,400 daily flights to 1,300 airports in 191 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.