In the community

Air New Zealand champions and promotes New Zealand, its people, culture and communities at home and overseas.

Through our sponsorship and community partners Air New Zealand is committed to a purpose that's bigger than just our airline; that is to supercharge New Zealand's success socially, environmentally and economically.

We do this by working to inspire the next generation of leaders, share world class knowledge, invest in biodiversity conservation and scientific research, and by showcasing the best of New Zealand - iconic destinations, events, regions, and people - to the world. We are leaders in sustainable tourism, and work to champion regional development particularly in regions that need it most.

Our partners

Kids at Photocamp, Air New Zealand National Geographic partnership

National Geographic

Air New Zealand formed a partnership with world-leading storytellers at the National Geographic Society to host a series of photo camps for underserved youths. The five-day camps provide opportunities for young people aged 16 - 20 years the chance to use photography to tell stories, explore the world around them and share their own perspective on what it means to be a Kiwi. With National Geographic photographers as their mentors, the camp participants are challenged to consider the difficult issues they face in their own lives, whether economic, environmental or social. Find out more about National Geographic

Family with DOC, Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson, New Zealand.

Department of Conservation

As a major partner of Department of Conservation (DOC) we are helping to bring back birdsong to New Zealand's Great Walks, supporting important monitoring and research around marine reserves, and enabling threatened species to be transferred to safe breeding grounds around New Zealand. Find out more about DOC

Koru Care Kids at Disneyland.

Koru Care

For more than 30 years Air New Zealand has partnered with Koru Care 4 NZ, providing flights for close to 2,000 children with serious and often ongoing medical conditions to experience amazing destinations like Disneyland in California or Dreamworld in the Gold Coast. These once in a lifetime trips allow the kids to enjoy themselves as all children should. Air New Zealand staff also take part to help make the overseas trips memorable for every child from the moment they arrive at the airport. Find out more about Koru Care

Airpoints for Schools.

Airpoints™ for Schools

Air New Zealand's Airpoints for Schools programme enables Airpoints members to support communities throughout New Zealand by donating Airpoints Dollars™ to selected schools to help with their travel needs. It's an exciting programme that will inspire teachers and students nationwide. Find out more about Airpoints for Schools

Air New Zealand Crazy About Rugby.

New Zealand Rugby

As the airline partner of the current World Champion All Blacks rugby team, we're proud to fly our team to take on the world. Find out more

Queenstown Resort College students with Air NZ employee.

Queenstown Resort College

2019 saw Air New Zealand form a strategic partnership with New Zealand's premier tourism and hospitality management college, Queenstown Resort College (QRC) at its Te Tai Tokerau campus, based in Paihia. The partnership sees the airline working to help youth in the regions meet their potential by fostering clear pathways into study and employment through strategic programmes and partnerships - ultimately supporting our commitment to supercharge New Zealand's success by enabling further economic and social growth throughout regional New Zealand.

New partnerships

Air New Zealand currently works with a range of partners to deliver community support aligned to our strategic objectives and core philanthropic focuses which include:

  • Supporting the next generation. The next generation is crucial to the future of New Zealand and a key focus area for Air New Zealand's community support programme
  • Sustainable tourism leadership. Tourism is the lifeblood of New Zealand's economy and we are keen to help futureproof the industry through initiatives supporting the talent pipeline and tourism as a viable career option
  • Regional New Zealand. New Zealand regions and communities are not growing equally - we champion regional development particularly in regions that need it most

While the world is dealing with the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, Air New Zealand is also working through the implications for the business. Due to the uncertain nature of the current environment, we are not currently accepting new sponsorships, community partners or philanthropic requests.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.