Paying for flights with Airpoints Dollars™

See New Zealand and the world with your Airpoints Dollars™ when you fly with Air New Zealand, the Star Alliance or one of our partner airlines.

Remember - the flight part of your booking needs to be paid in full with Airpoints Dollars. Associated airport or government costs can be paid by credit card.

Air New Zealand flights

Spend your Airpoints Dollars on any available seat on any Air New Zealand flight. One Airpoints Dollar is equal to one New Zealand Dollar.

Book by phone: Have your Airpoints number ready when you call our contact centre.
Book via travel agent: Provide your travel agent with your Airpoints number at your time of booking.

Star Alliance flights

Your Airpoints Dollars could take you further than you expect with the ability to spend your Airpoints Dollars on a range of reward tickets for flights with from our Star Alliance Partners. Use your Airpoints Dollars to book Star Alliance airline flights by calling our contact centre. A limited number of these reward tickets are available on each flight, so it pays to book early. To check how many Airpoints Dollars you’ll need for your flight, see our partner airline reward chart.

Partner airlines

Take advantage of our airline partnerships and use your Airpoints Dollars on a range of flights from Virgin Australia, Etihad, Cathay Pacific, Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

Air New Zealand flights operated by Virgin Australia between New Zealand and Australia (including connecting domestic Australia flights) and Cathay Pacific from Auckland to Hong Kong can be booked online or by calling our contact centre. Just ensure the flight number begins with the letters NZ, e.g. NZ4993.

To book a flight number from one of our partner airlines that doesn’t begin with NZ, call our contact centre. To check how many Airpoints Dollars you’ll need for your flight, see our partner airline reward chart.

Gifting Airpoints Dollars

You could use your Airpoints Dollars to give the gift of flight to those living in your household. It’s a great way to share the love, and the Airpoints Dollars. Find out more.

Companion tickets

As an Airpoints member you could be eligible for access to specially priced Companion Tickets when you purchase a Business Class, Premium Economy, Economy Flexi, Flexi Works or Flexi Works Deluxe ticket. Find out more about how to use your Airpoints Dollars on companion tickets.