Two airlines. One Tasman team.

With over 200 flights every week, we’re bringing you a bigger, better Trans-Tasman network.

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have teamed up to bring you a bigger, better Trans-Tasman network. With over 200 flights per week to over 60 destinations across Australia and New Zealand, we’ve got the Tasman covered. Add flexible fares, reciprocal lounge access & frequent flyer benefits, and it’s easy see this Tasman team is a marriage for convenience. Yours.

  • Choose from hundreds of flights from Australia every week.
  • Fly from more places in Australia to more places in New Zealand, every day.
  • Earn and spend your Velocity Points or Airpoints Dollars™ with either airline.
  • Eligible guests can kick back in Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia lounges.

Here's a map showing the destinations which are on our trans-Tasman network.


New Zealand and Australia destinations map.

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How does the inflight experience on flights operated by Virgin Australia compare to that on flights operated by Air New Zealand?

Air New Zealand Virgin Australia
  • Seat
  • Seat
  • 1 carry on bag - 7kg
  • 1 carry on bag - 7kg
  • Tea, coffee & water
  • Tea, coffee & water
  • Buy snacks and drinks onboard*
  • Buy snacks and drinks onboard*
  • Entertainment: TV, music, games via back of seat inflight*
  • We recommend you download the Virgin Australia Entertainment app to your portable device before your flight to access complimentary gate-to-gate inflight entertainment. Remember to take headphones and fully charge your device. The Virgin Australia Entertainment app currently is available on Wi-Fi enabled Apple iPad®, iPhone® and ipod Touch® devices; Android™ phones and tablets.*
Seat + Bag
seat product, plus seat product, plus
  • 1 checked bag - 23kg
  • 1 checked bag - 23kg
seat+bag product, plus seat+bag product, plus
  • A meal & drinks*
  • A meal & drink*
  • Entertainment: including movies*
  • We recommend you download the Virgin Australia Entertainment App on your own device prior to your flights to ensure that you’ll be able to access the gate-to gate inflight entertainment offered. The Virgin Australia Entertainment app currently is available on Wi-Fi enabled Apple iPad®, iPhone® and ipod Touch® devices; Android™ phones and tablets. Child meals not available.*
  • Seat request
  • Seat request not available*

*inflight entertainment and meals are not available on Air New Zealand domestic services and selected Virgin Australia services.

Please note: When travelling with infants the operating airline policy applies to adults accompanying infants. For example, on Virgin Australia operated flights each infant must be accompanied by an adult. On Air New Zealand operated flights two infants are permitted per accompanying adult - only if one infant is ticketed as a child & able to be seated in an approved infant car seat which the accompanying adult must provide.

Airpoints members

Frequent flyer benefits can be accessed on both Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia trans-Tasman services - Find out more information on earning and spending Airpoints Dollars with Virgin Australia, identifying a flight operated by Virgin Australia, lounge access and other Gold and Elite benefits.

Do I have a choice which carrier I fly with?

Yes you do - and if you're booking on either carrier's website, it is very clear if you're going to be travelling on the other carrier.

Where do I go at check-in?

Please go to the check in counter for the carrier that is operating the flight which you are flying. At the moment you are not able to check in for a Virgin Australia flight at an Air New Zealand counter or vice versa.

Anything else I should know?

We've compiled FAQ answers to cover some key points of information for our customers.

Children and Infants
Unaccompanied minors
Child and Infant Fares
Childrens Meals

Lounge Access
Earning Airpoints Dollars™
Frequent Flyer Benefits
Boarding and Inflight
Special Meal Requests
Passenger Assistance
Aircraft Seating
What are the Inflight Entertainment options?
Excess Baggage
Baggage Allowances