Etihad Airways

Based in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. We have a codeshare relationship with Etihad Airways on their flights between Abu Dhabi and Australia, London, Manchester, Dublin or Geneva. In addition, Etihad Airways codeshares on selected Air New Zealand sectors, including domestic flights within New Zealand and flights between Sydney and Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.

Type of partnership: Codeshare and frequent flyer agreement

Air New Zealand flight numbers operated by Etihad

  • NZ4251 and NZ4255 Sydney to Abu Dhabi
  • NZ4250 and NZ4254 Abu Dhabi to Sydney
  • NZ4261 Melbourne to Abu Dhabi
  • NZ4260 Abu Dhabi to Melbourne
  • NZ4273 Brisbane to Abu Dhabi
  • NZ4270 Abu Dhabi to Brisbane
  • NZ4290, NZ4292 and 4298 London to Abu Dhabi
  • NZ 4291, NZ4297 and 4299 Abu Dhabi to London
  • NZ4272, NZ4278 Dublin to Abu Dhabi
  • NZ 4275, NZ4271 Abu Dhabi to Dublin
  • NZ4242, NZ4244 Geneva to Abu Dhabi
  • NZ 4241, NZ4243 Abu Dhabi to Geneva

Earning Airpoints Dollars™

Airpoints members can earn Airpoints Dollars on Etihad Airways flights when booked with a flight number beginning with EY or NZ.

For earning rates, check the partner airline flights tab of our Airpoints calculator.

Booking classes eligible to earn Airpoints Dollars:

First class: F, A, R, P
Business Class: J, C, D, W, Z
Full Economy: Y, B
Discount Economy: H, K, M, Q, L, V, U, E

Booking classes not mentioned are not eligible for accrual.

Earning Status Points

Status Points are not able to be earned on Etihad Airways operated flights, including Air New Zealand code share flight numbers.

Spending Airpoints Dollars

Airpoints members can spend Airpoints Dollars on Etihad Airways flights by purchasing reward tickets through our contact centre.

Airpoints™ Elite and Gold benefits

To ensure access to the following benefits make sure you select flights with an Air New Zealand (NZ) flight number or ask your travel agent to do so.

Lounge access

Airpoints Elite and Gold members may access Etihad’s lounges when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number operated by Etihad Airways. Simply present your valid Airpoints Gold or Elite card.

When travelling on Etihad Airways operated flights the Etihad lounge or contract lounge must be used (for example, the Star Alliance lounge in London Heathrow cannot be accessed when travelling on Etihad).

Other benefits

As an Airpoints Elite or Gold member travelling on an NZ flight number operated by Etihad Airways, you will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Priority check-in
  • Priority baggage

Elite Partner benefits

There are no benefits available for Elite Partner members travelling on these services with Etihad Airways.

Koru benefits

There are no benefits available for Koru members travelling on these services with Etihad Airways flights.


Visit the Etihad Airways website