Air New Zealand Airpoints™ Visa benefits

See how to earn and spend Airpoints Dollars™ and take a look at all the other bells and whistles that come with having an Air New Zealand Airpoints™ credit card.

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Airpoints Low Fee Visa

Airpoints Platinum Visa

Airpoints Dollar™ earn rate on eligible purchases*

$160 spend = 1 Airpoints Dollar

$85 spend = 1 Airpoints Dollar

Earn Airpoints Dollars at a higher rate when you purchase Air New Zealand products directly from Air New Zealand

$140 spend = 1 Airpoints Dollar

$65 spend = 1 Airpoints Dollar

Your Airpoints Dollars won’t expire while you have a current Airpoints credit card


Airpoints Dollars Advance

Access in advance up to 200 additional Airpoints Dollars

Airpoints Dollars top up – buy additional Airpoints Dollars online for a fee


Earn Status Points

1 Status Point per $200 of eligible spend*

Built-in travel insurance1


Complimentary Air New Zealand Lounge eVouchers2

Two complimentary single entry Lounge eVouchers for every $30,000 spent on your card in each year. The maximum number of Lounge eVouchers that can be earned in each 12-month period will be four ie two pairs

Koru membership discounts

The joining fee is waived for each individual cardholder, plus get $145 off the annual fee

Access to monthly prize draws


Visa Entertainment


Visa concierge service


On 24 November 2021 we stopped offering our Air New Zealand Airpoints™ Standard Visa. You can find information about rates and fees of this card on our products no longer offered page.

1Built-in overseas travel insurance is arranged by Kiwibank and issued by Tower Insurance Limited and Tower Insurance Limited is solely responsible for any claim under the policy.

2In light of COVID-19, single use Air New Zealand Lounge eVouchers will be extended by six months. e-Vouchers that expired 1 August 2021 – 21 October 2021 have been re-activated and can be used for a further six months from the original expiry date. e-Vouchers that are set to expire 22 October 2021 – 22 October 2022 will be automatically extended by six months from the current expiry date. You'll be able to see this in your Air New Zealand mobile app or myairnz on


Monthly competitions

Every month you make a purchase on your card, you’ll automatically be entered in the draw to win:

  • two prizes of 1,500 Airpoints Dollars.
  • twenty prizes of 100 Airpoints Dollars.

For more information and competition terms and conditions please visit

Air New Zealand Lounge eVouchers

Using your eVouchers

You’ll be notified of the complimentary eVouchers when you sign in at, and we’ll also notify you by email if we have your email address. The eVouchers will be loaded onto your Airpoints™ account, so make sure you use your Airpoints™ number when you book your flight.

The eVouchers give you access to the domestic or international Air New Zealand branded and operated lounges at your departure airport on the day you’re flying. You’ll just need to present your boarding pass or your Airpoints membership card. You can also give one of your eVouchers to a guest travelling with you.

Your flight must be either an Air New Zealand flight, an Air New Zealand codeshare service or joint service which is operated by another airline. An eligible codeshare or joint service Flight is a flight booked with an Air New Zealand flight number and operated by either Cathay Pacific (between Auckland and Hong Kong), Virgin Australia, Air Caledonie, Air Tahiti Nui or Air Vanuatu.

Access to the lounge is subject to space being available.

Joint or additional cardholders can also use the lounge eVouchers as long as they have an Airpoints account. The lounge eVouchers will be displayed in the myairnz accounts of all cardholders linked to the credit card account.

The lounge eVouchers are valid for 12 months from the date that they are issued*.

For more information on Air New Zealand lounges please visit

Koru membership discounts

Air New Zealand Airpoints™ Platinum Visa holders and any joint or additional cardholders get two great Koru discounts. You:

  • won’t pay a joining fee on a one year individual membership (saving you $255)
  • will get a discount of $145 on the annual fee.

For more information on Koru Memberships please visit

Built-in overseas travel insurance

With an Air New Zealand Airpoints™ Platinum Visa you’ll get up to 40 days built-in overseas travel insurance, including cover for any immediate family travelling with you.

Find out more about travel insurance with your credit card.

Earning Airpoints Dollars

As well as earning Airpoints Dollars whenever you buy things with your Airpoints™ credit card, you’ll also earn them when:

  • you fly with Air New Zealand or their Airpoints™ partner airlines
  • you stay at Airpoints™ partner hotels
  • you rent Airpoints™ partner cars
  • you sail on Airpoints™ partner cruises.

See all the ways you can earn Airpoints Dollars.

Don’t forget, you’ll earn extra Airpoints Dollars when you buy products and services directly from Air New Zealand on your Airpoints™ credit card.

This includes flights and other services offered through Air New Zealand like rental cars, hotels and campervans. To get the higher earn rate you’ll need to buy them direct from Air New Zealand via, the Air New Zealand Contact Centre or Holidays Stores.


You can only link one Airpoints™ account to a card — but if you’ve got a joint account, you can set up Shairpoints so you can both use the points you earn. You can pool points with other family members or friends, too.

Find out more about Shairpoints™.

Spending your Airpoints Dollars

You can use your Airpoints Dollars to pay for:

You can check your Airpoints Dollars balance anytime by logging into or by using the Air New Zealand app.

An “Air New Zealand flight” means a flight that is ticketed and operated by Air New Zealand and certain airline partner codeshare flights including across the Tasman with Virgin Australia – please check for a full list of Air New Zealand airline Airpoints partners. Any applicable 3rd party taxes, levies or surcharges can’t be paid for with Airpoints Dollars, unless the fare is a New Zealand domestic fare.

Customers who purchase international fares using Airpoints Dollars will be required to pay in cash, the government and airport costs. Please note that all fares that are purchased using Airpoints Dollars are not eligible for accrual of Airpoints Dollars and/or Status Points. This includes fares purchased using Airpoints Dollars that you have purchased via your Airpoints credit card.

Airpoints Dollars Advance

You get:

The advance amount will automatically appear in your Airpoints account balance. If you have a joint account, the advance points will appear in the primary cardholder’s account – set up Shairpoints™ to share points with your family.

When you use some of the advance, any Airpoints Dollars earned after that will repay your Airpoints Advance first, then start adding to your Airpoints Dollars balance.

For more information on Airpoints Advance check out

Airpoints Dollars Top Up

If you’re short a few points, you can buy a top-up from Click on 'Airpoints Dollars Top Up', enter the amount you need and your Airpoints credit card details. Your Airpoints Dollars balance will be topped up instantly.

There’s a fee for buying Airpoints Dollars. Airpoints Dollars purchases are non-refundable, so double check your purchase before you confirm!

For more information on Airpoints Dollars Top Ups check out

Concierge service

Air New Zealand Airpoints Platinum cardholders Visa and any joint or additional cardholders can enjoy exclusive personal assistance with services including restaurant and hotel reservations, event tickets, locating hard-to-find items, and buying and delivering gifts.

To arrange a Visa concierge service, please:

If you have questions about Air New Zealand benefits or Koru memberships, please contact the Koru contact centre.