Perks for Air New Zealanders

Being an Air New Zealander also means getting access to some awesome perks.

We want our people to live their best lives and access great benefits that support their lives outside work. We offer Work Perks and discounts to help them get the most out of family time, holidays and retirement.

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Staff Travel

Our people enjoy generous travel discounts on Air New Zealand and can access standby travel on lots of other international airlines. Staff Travel can be shared with friends and family too. Travel is in our blood and it's a great way to explore the world.

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We know having balance in work and personal life is important to everyone – and it's important to us too, so we've built flexible working practices into the experience at Air New Zealand.

Flexibility comes in different forms depending on the type of role people do at Air New Zealand. For our office-based roles, hybrid working is available and how it works best for a team is agreed with the leader and wider team.

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Grow as we grow with learning and development

We want everyone to reach their full potential. The way we work means people learn and grow faster while making a greater impact for our customers and people. We offer experiences that will advance our people, development opportunities and numerous on-the-job learning opportunities.

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Supporting health and wellbeing

We care about the wellbeing of our people and aim to support the mental and physical wellbeing of everyone, no matter whether they're struggling and not at their best, just going ok or thriving. Our Wellbeing Hub is a great source of wellbeing information, tools and resources, and we also have our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Peer Support networks and other support offerings for our people.

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Our people have the option to purchase up to four extra weeks of leave every year to do whatever they want with – whether it's to study, spend more time with family, do some community work, go on holiday or anything in between.


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Parental Leave

We're proud to support our people with Parental Leave benefits over and above our statutory obligations, including a top-up equal to 80% of usual pay or a matching payment equal to the value of the government-paid Parental Leave for up to 26 weeks, whichever is greater. We also offer two weeks of paid partners' leave and continue to pay annual leave as if the individual had not taken Parental Leave when new parents return to work.

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Long Service Leave

After 10 years of employment at Air New Zealand our people receive 10 days of Long Service Leave and a further 10 days every 5 years after that.

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At Air New Zealand our people can choose to save for retirement by investing in KiwiSaver and/or our own workplace savings scheme, FlexiSaver, and receive a matching contribution of up to 4% of gross salary or wages.

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Life Insurance

Permanent New Zealand-based employees are provided with $100,000 of life or terminal illness insurance cover (while you are under 65 years) plus they can apply for additional life, income protection and trauma insurance at discounted rates.

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Medical expenses cover

Koruhealth is a non-profit Healthcare Provident Society providing low-cost medical cover that is only available to Air New Zealand employees and their families. A wide range of medical expense assistance is offered including cover for pre-existing conditions and it can be used in conjunction with other medical insurance. Employees pay a small fortnightly amount and claims can be made for GP visits, prescriptions, surgery, optical, counselling, physiotherapy and more.

Southern Cross also offers permanent Air New Zealand employees and their immediate families access to private medical insurance at a group discount rate.

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Work Perks

Our people have access to discounts and offers from all sorts of providers, including hotels, activities, banking packages, insurance, retail stores, gyms and much more.