Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, based in Abu Dhabi. It currently serves more than 65 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
Air New Zealand has a code share relationship with Etihad Airways on their flights between Australia, London, Manchester, Dublin, Geneva and Abu Dhabi.
In addition, Etihad Airways code shares on several Air New Zealand sectors including domestic flights within New Zealand and flights between Sydney and Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Our partnership with Etihad Airways means Airpoints™ members can earn and redeem Airpoints Dollars™ on Etihad Airways services, and Etihad Guest Members can earn miles on Air New Zealand services.
Status Points are not able to be earned on Etihad Airways operated flights, even if travel is on an Air New Zealand code share flight number.
Airpoints Elite & Gold members that travel on an Air New Zealand flight number operated by Etihad between Australia, London and Abu Dhabi are able to access a number of benefits.
The Air New Zealand Flight numbers operated by Etihad are:
- NZ4251 and NZ4255 Sydney to Abu Dhabi
- NZ4250 and NZ4254 Abu Dhabi to Sydney
- NZ4261 Melbourne to Abu Dhab
- 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
To ensure access to the benefits make sure you select flights with an Air New Zealand (NZ) flight number or ask your travel agent to do so.
Airpoints Elite and Gold members travelling on an Air New Zealand flight number operated by Etihad can access Etihad's lounges.
All you need to do is present your valid Airpoints Elite or Gold card.
Note:When travelling Etihad operated flights the Etihad lounge or contract lounge must be used (eg the Star Alliance lounge in London Heathrow cannot be accessed when travelling on Etihad).
Other Gold and Elite Benefits
In addition to lounge access Airpoints Elite and Gold members travelling on an Air New Zealand flight number operated by Etihad will also receive other benefits on the presentation of their valid Elite & Gold card.
The benefits are:
- Priority Check In
- Priority Baggage
Visit the Etihad website.
Earning Airpoints Dollars™ on Etihad Airways
|Accrual Class||Booking Class|
|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
|Note||Flights must be booked on flight numbers beginning with EY or NZ to be able to earn Airpoints Dollars|
See the Airpoints™ Terms and Conditions for full programme details.