Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, based in Abu Dhabi. It currently serves more than 65 destinations, becoming the fastest-growing national airline in the history of commercial aviation.
Etihad Airways offers award-winning services to 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 and Abu Dhabi.
In addition Etihad Airways codeshares 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 rewards on Etihad Airways services, and Etihad Guest Members can earn miles on Air New Zealand services.
Airpoints Gold Elite & Gold members that travel on an Air New Zealand flight number operated by Etihad are now able to access a number of benefits. To ensure access to the benefits make sure you select flights with the Air New Zealand "NZ" designator or ask your travel agent to do so.
Status Points are not able to be earned on Etihad Airways operated flights, even if travel is on an Air New Zealand code shareflight number.
Airpoints members travelling in Business Class or First Class on Etihad operated flights are eligible for complimentary Etihad Lounge access. In addition, Airpoints Gold Elite and Gold members travelling on an Air New Zealand flight number operated by Etihad in Economy class are entitled access to Etihad's lounges.
All you need to do is present your valid Airpoints Gold Elite or Gold card.
Air New Zealand Gold Elite and Gold card holders departing on Etihad Airways services are not entitled to use Star Alliance partner or Star Alliance operated lounges regardless if flight number used is the Etihad flight number or Air New Zealand code share flight number.
Other Gold and Gold Elite Benefits
In addition to lounge access Airpoints Gold Elite and Gold members travelling on Air New Zealand flight number operated by Etihad in Economy & Premium Economy will also receive other benefits on the presentation of their valid Gold 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|
|Business Class||J, C, D, W
|Full Economy||Y, E|
|Discount Economy||B, H, K, M, Q, L, V, U
|Note||Flights must be booked on flight numbers beginning with EY or NZ to be able to earn Airpoints Dollars|