The great thing about Status Points is that you'll earn them on Air New Zealand flights¹ and many Star Alliance and other partner flights. So even if you're flying on our cheapest Smart Saver or grabaseat™ fare, you’ll still be getting closer to the next tier.

Status Points must be earned in a 12 month period to achieve tier status. However, once you achieve a tier status, you only require 90% of those Status Points to retain that status the following year.

To become an Elite, Gold or Silver Airpoints member make sure you give us your Airpoints number every time you fly with Air New Zealand or one of our applicable partner airlines. Once you've reached Elite, Gold or Silver status, you'll enjoy a range of benefits and privileges whenever you travel with Air New Zealand or our Star Alliance Partners.

Status Points required to achieve Tier Status

Status Points required to achieve each Tier Status
Tier Number of Status Points2
required to Upgrade
Number of Status Points2
required to retain Tier Status
Silver 4503 4053
Gold 9004 8104
Elite 1,5005 1,3505

To see how many Status Points your qualifying flight will earn you check out the Airpoints Dollars and Status Points earning rates look up table^ for details.

To view your current tier status and see how many Status Points you need to earn to reach the next tier status, simply sign in to your Air New Zealand account.

Retaining your Elite status

Elite members can roll over the Status Points earned over and above the qualifying threshold of 1,350 Status Points in a membership year to count towards their Status Point balance in the following membership year. For example, if you earn 1,600 Status Points you will be able to rollover 250 Status Points to count towards requalification next year. You can roll over up to 1,049 Status Points in this way.

If an Elite member earns over 2,400 Status Points (1,400 Status Points must have been earned on Air New Zealand operated flights) in a membership year, instead of rolling over Status Points to the next year, they'll automatically receive a complimentary banked year at Elite Tier Status to use in the future. Complimentary banked years will be added to your account on your re-qualification anniversary date and will be stored until they're needed. Status Points that are rolled over from the preceding membership year cannot be used for the purpose of qualifying for a complimentary year at Elite.

You can keep track of the Status Points rollover balance and the number of Elite years you have banked on your Air New Zealand account.