As you collect Status Points you will move closer to reaching the next tier level.

Air New Zealand Airpoints™ benefits are exclusive to our Airpoints members and are designed to make traveling easier and more enjoyable.  These benefits can be enjoyed when travelling on eligible Air New Zealand, Star Alliance, Cathay Pacific (when on an NZ flight number) and Virgin Australia (when on an NZ flight number) flights.

With Air New Zealand's participation in the Star Alliance network, becoming a Silver, Gold or Elite Airpoints member means that your tier status will be recognised in over 190 countries when travelling on Air New Zealand or any of the Star Alliance airlines.  Airpoints Elite and Gold members will enjoy the special privileges of Star Alliance Gold status, while Airpoints Silver members will receive Star Alliance Silver status.  Star Alliance benefits are available on Air New Zealand flights and also on our Star Alliance partner airlines.

All tier status benefits are valid for 12 months after your tier status becomes effective, unless you are elevated to a new tier in the interim.

To see the Airpoints and Star Alliance benefits you might be entitled visit the web page relevant to your tier status by clicking on the tier status headings in the table below or the handy navigation on the right hand side of this page.

Airpoints™ benefits

Benefit Airpoints Silver Airpoints Gold Airpoints Elite
Lounge passes* Tick.
Lounge privileges Tick. Tick.
Upgrade privileges Tick.
Business Class award fares
Gift recipients
No Airpoints Dollars™ expiry

Complimentary frequent flyer seating**

Hotel/Rental Car voucher

Status Points roll over

Elite banked year

Hotel voucher

Rental Car voucher
Complimentary valet parking

Elite Partner card

Elite threshold gifts

Star Alliance benefits

Benefit Star Alliance Silver
Star Alliance Gold
Airpoints Silver Airpoints Gold Airpoints Elite
Star Alliance lounge privileges
Tick. Tick.
Priority check-in Tick. Tick.
Additional baggage allowance
Priority boarding

Priority baggage claim
Priority wait-listing

Priority airport standby


Visit the dedicated Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, and Virgin Atlantic pages to see the benefits you get when travelling on these airlines.