Based in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is the second largest airline in the United Arab Emirates. We have a codeshare relationship with Etihad Airways on their flights between Abu Dhabi and Australia, London, Manchester, Dublin or Geneva.
- Type of partnership: Codeshare / Frequent Flyer
Earning Status Points
Status Points are not able to be earned on Etihad Airways flights.
Airpoints Elite and Gold benefits
This benefit has ended as of December 1st 2023.
Until 30 November 2023, as an Airpoints Elite or Gold member travelling on an NZ flight number operated by Etihad Airways, you will also enjoy the following benefits:
- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage
Airpoints Elite and Gold members may access Etihad's lounges when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number operated by Etihad Airways. During busy periods, Airpoints members are recommended to access the Al Reem/Al Dhabi lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport for greater space and comfort. Simply present your valid Airpoints Gold or Elite card.
When travelling on Etihad Airways operated flights the Etihad lounge or contract lounge must be used (for example, Star Alliance lounges at London Heathrow cannot be accessed when travelling on Etihad).
No other frequent flyer benefits apply.
Elite partner benefits
No Elite Partner benefits apply.
No Koru benefits apply.
|Accrual class||Booking class|
|First class||F, A, R|
|Business class||J, C, D, W, Z|
|Full economy||Y, B|
|Discount economy||H, K, M, Q, L, V, U, E|
Earning Airpoints Dollars™ or Status Points on Etihad Airways
F, A, R
J, C, D, W, Z
H, K, M, Q, L, V, U, E
Booking classes that are not mentioned are not eligible for accrual.