Koru membership benefits apply when travelling on Air New Zealand operated flights (with an Air New Zealand ticket and flight number). Some benefits also apply on selected routes with our alliance partners Air China, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and United. Remember to make sure your Airpoints number is always associated to your booking so that your Koru benefits can be applied.
Koru members can access our Air New Zealand Regional, Domestic and International Lounges as well as selected partner lounges at overseas airports, when departing on an Air New Zealand operated flight with an Air New Zealand flight number (starting with 'NZ') and ticket number (starting with '086').
Remember to take your Koru membership card with you or have your digital Koru card accessible when travelling to display upon lounge entry at our partner lounges.
See each alliance airline partner below for lounge access guidelines when travelling on selected routes with Air China, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and United.
Guest and child lounge access
Guest lounge access
You are welcome to bring one guest with you to Air New Zealand Lounges prior to the departure of your Air New Zealand flight. Like you, your guest needs to be departing on an Air New Zealand ticketed and operated flight, from the same airport terminal as you, that day.
Child lounge access
Up to a maximum of three children aged between 3 and 17 years (inclusive), and any children aged two years and under, travelling with you may also be will be accommodated in Air New Zealand Domestic and International Lounges on a complimentary basis, if space is available.
Note: Guest and child access to lounges is subject to space availability on the day. Guests/children cannot be accommodated into the Koru Express facility, located at Christchurch regional airport terminal.
See each alliance airline partner below for lounge access guidelines for guests, when travelling with these airline partners on selected routes with Air China, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and United.
Koru Extra Guest (formerly known as Guest Card)
As part of your benefits, you are welcome to bring one guest travelling with you into an Air New Zealand operated lounge prior to the departure of your Air New Zealand operated flight.
A Koru Extra Guest allows you to bring a second guest, who is also travelling with an Air New Zealand ticket and flight number, into Air New Zealand Lounges.
Note: You must display the physical Koru Guest card at lounge entry, otherwise, your second guest may be denied access. Koru Extra Guest entitlements do not provide entry into other airline lounges.
Purchasing a Koru Extra Guest
As long as you're a current Koru member, you can purchase a Koru Extra Guest online by signing into your Airpoints™ account, going to the 'Benefits' page to access your Koru profile and 'Add-ons' tab.
A maximum of one Extra Guest is allocated to you at a time and it may have a different expiry date to your Koru membership, depending on the date of purchase.
Extra Guest types and costs (NZD):
- 3 months - $85
- 6 months - $165
- 9 months - $250
- 12 months - $325
Complimentary frequent flyer seating
Enjoy complimentary access to our reserved frequent flyer seating when travelling on an Air New Zealand operated flight.
Frequent flyer seating is often located towards the front of our economy cabins and includes the Space+ zone on our domestic jet services and international A320 services, and is independent from the paid Preferred and Exit Row seating options.
Note: If there are any Preferred or Exit Row Seats still available 48 hours before travel, Koru members can select these free of charge, as an additional benefit.
Ensure you're logged into your Airpoints account or have submitted your Airpoints number on the 'Enter Passenger Details' page for access to frequent flyer seating and the correct Seat Select options.
Check out our quick reference guide to Air New Zealand seating to view all Koru seating benefits.
Note: Frequent flyer seating benefit does not apply to other airlines' flights.
Priority check-in and boarding
Like Elite and Gold members, Koru members are invited to use the premium check-in counters in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin airports, when travelling on Air New Zealand operated flights.
If you're flying domestically in New Zealand with carry-on luggage only, you can check in directly at our lounges in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown airports.
Koru members are also part of the priority boarding call wherever available when flying on Air New Zealand flights and some airline partner flights, with an Air New Zealand ticket and flight number. When travelling on flights operated by any of our partner airlines please check in with the operating carrier.
As a Koru member you'll receive priority baggage service wherever possible, when travelling with checked baggage on Air New Zealand operated flights (with an Air New Zealand ticket and flight number).
Please check your exact baggage allowance as it varies depending on where you're travelling.
Additional checked baggage
You'll receive one complimentary additional piece of checked baggage (up to 23kg) if the fare you're travelling on includes a checked bag, up to a maximum of 3 pieces (at no more than 23 kg per piece) including the allowance included with your airfare.
Air New Zealand baggage rules apply.
If your travel connects onto another carrier, or if you're checking in with another carrier, including when connecting to/from an Air New Zealand flight, the extra bag available to Koru members will be charged as excess, always check excess baggage charges.
Overweight or oversized baggage
Overweight and oversized bag charges still apply to any checked baggage allowance. Additional baggage allowance (1 piece up to 23kg) cannot be used to offset any overweight or oversized bag charges. Seat airfares do not include a checked baggage allowance, so excess baggage charges apply to all checked baggage when booked on these airfares.
Notes on checked baggage
For passengers travelling in Economy class to Honolulu, Singapore or China, departing from Australia or New Zealand on an Air New Zealand operated flight, with an Air New Zealand ticket and flight number (including transit journeys via Hong Kong) or vice versa, have a standard checked baggage allowance of 2 pieces, with each bag weighing no more than 23kg.
Koru members travelling on these flights, can still take an extra bag up to 23kg at no extra charge providing a maximum allowance of 3 checked bags, when flying in Economy class.
This excludes Seat airfares, as no checked baggage still applies and Seat + Bag airfares as only one checked bag applies for travel to/from Honolulu.
Fast Bag on regional flights
Fast Bag is available on our single sector or point-to-point NZ regional domestic flights. With this service, you can collect your bag (weighing no more than 15kg) from right next to the aircraft when you disembark.
Note: This service is only available when travelling on a ticket that includes checked baggage allowance.
Air China travel benefits
Koru members travelling between Auckland and Beijing with Air China can access our lounges.
Koru members, with one guest, can access the Air New Zealand Lounge at Auckland International Airport when departing on Air New Zealand flight number (starting with 'NZ') and ticket number, operated by Air China to Beijing.
Koru members, with one guest, can access our partner lounge, the BGS Premier Lounge at Beijing International Airport when departing on an Air New Zealand flight number (starting with 'NZ') and ticket number, operated by Air China to Auckland.
Note: No other benefits are available to Koru members on Air China operated flights.
Cathay Pacific travel benefits
Koru members travelling between Auckland or Christchurch and Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific on the following services will enjoy selected Koru member benefits.
- Air New Zealand codeshare flights numbers NZ4990 - 4999 operated by Cathay Pacific
- Air New Zealand flight numbers NZ80 - 87 operated by Air New Zealand
- Air New Zealand ticket numbers starting with 086
Koru benefits available to members on those flights:
- Lounge access
- Priority check-in
- Priority seating
- Priority baggage
- Complimentary additional baggage allowance (on a fare that includes checked baggage)
Departing Auckland or Christchurch
Koru members, with one guest, can access the Air New Zealand International Lounge at Auckland or Christchurch Airports.
Departing Hong Kong
Koru members, with one guest, can access the partner lounge, Thai Airways Business Lounge in Hong Kong International Airport.
Note: Koru membership travel benefits and lounge access does not apply to Koru members travelling on Cathay Pacific operated flights between Hong Kong and London or flights booked with a Cathay Pacific flight number (starting with 'CX') and ticket number (starting with '160'). And does not extend to any other Cathay Pacific operated services not directly bound for Auckland - that do not have an Air New Zealand flight number.
Singapore Airlines travel benefits
Koru members travelling between Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch and Singapore with Singapore Airlines can access our lounges.
Note: Koru benefits are not available to Koru members on any other Singapore Airlines operated flights, aside from what's stated here.
Departing New Zealand
Koru members, with one guest, can access the Air New Zealand Lounges at Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch International Airport when departing for Singapore on:
- A Singapore Airlines operated flight, with Air New Zealand flight number (starting with 'NZ') and ticket number (starting with '086')
- An Air New Zealand operated flight, with an Air New Zealand flight number (starting with 'NZ') and ticket number (starting with '086')
Koru members, with one guest, can access the partner lounge, the SATS Premier Lounge in Terminal 3 at Changi Airport, when departing for Auckland on:
- An Air New Zealand operated aircraft only, on either an Air New Zealand ticket (starting with '086') or Singapore Airlines ticket (starting with '618')
For customers travelling to or from Wellington, these benefits only apply when travelling from Wellington to Singapore or Singapore to Wellington and do not apply if disembarking in Canberra.
United Airlines travel benefits
Koru members travelling between Auckland and San Francisco with United can access our lounges.
Koru members, with one guest, can access the Air New Zealand Lounge at Auckland International Airport when departing for San Francisco on:
- A United operated flight, with an Air New Zealand flight number (starting with 'NZ') and ticket number (starting with '086')
- On an Air New Zealand operated flight, with a United flight number (starting with 'UA') and ticket number (starting with '016')
Departing San Francisco
Currently there's no lounge available for Koru members at San Francisco International Airport. Koru members will be provided with an airport refreshment voucher at the Air New Zealand check-in/ticketing counter or at the boarding gate approximately two hours prior to departure, available when travelling on Air New Zealand operated flights only.
Note: No other benefits are available to Koru members on United operated flights.
More Koru benefits
Koru members also enjoy priority reservations when calling our call centre, exclusive member offers and more.
Priority reservations and wait-listing
Your Koru membership number (which is the same as your Airpoints number) is your key to making priority reservations. When you call 0800 737 000 (within New Zealand) and enter your Koru membership number (same as your Airpoints number), your call will be given a higher priority and directed to the appropriate reservations team.
Remember to always add your Koru membership number to your booking so that your Koru membership benefits are linked to your ticket.
Exclusive member prizes and offers
Opt in to receive our exclusive quarterly email communications and keep up to date with everything Koru and Air New Zealand, enter exclusive Koru prizes for our members and not miss out on our special offers for Koru members.
To update your email preferences, simply login to your Airpoints account online, under 'My Profile' select 'Comms Options' and select 'Yes' to receive our Koru communications.
Things you need to know:
Air New Zealand ticket numbers start with '086' and Air New Zealand flight numbers start with 'NZ'.
Koru membership is not a Star Alliance recognised product.
Koru membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable should your Tier Status change to become an Airpoints™ Gold or Elite member, your membership will run for its full term.
Koru terms and conditions apply.