The great thing about Status Points is that you'll earn them on all eligible Air New Zealand flights and many Star Alliance and other partner flights. So even if you're flying on our cheapest fares, you’ll still be getting closer to the next tier.

Status Points must be earned in a 12 month period to achieve tier status. However, once you achieve a tier status, you only require 90% of those Status Points to retain that status the following year.

To become an Elite, Gold or Silver Airpoints™ member make sure you give us your Airpoints number every time you fly with Air New Zealand or one of our applicable partner airlines. Once you've reached Elite, Gold or Silver status, you'll enjoy a range of benefits and privileges whenever you travel with Air New Zealand or our Star Alliance Partners.

Status Points required to achieve each Tier Status

Tier Amount of Qualifying Status Points* Required to Upgrade Amount of Qualifying Status Points* Required to Retain Tier Status
Silver 450
405 (at least half on Air New Zealand Operated Flights, Air New Zealand Alliance Flights, or Star Alliance Qualifying Flights)
Gold 900
810 (at least half on Air New Zealand Operated Flights, Air New Zealand Alliance Flights, or Star Alliance Qualifying Flights)
Elite
1,500
(at least 900 on Air New Zealand Operated Flights or Air New Zealand Alliance Flights)
1,350
(at least 810 on Air New Zealand Operated Flights or Air New Zealand Alliance Flights)

*The qualifying Status Points must be earned in a 12 month period to achieve Tier Status.

To see how many Status Points your qualifying flight will earn you check out the Airpoints Dollars™ and Status Points earning rates look up table^ for details.

To view your current tier status and see how many Status Points you need to earn to reach the next tier status, simply sign in to your Air New Zealand account.