American Express
AirpointsTM Credit Cards

If you travel frequently, an Airpoints Credit Card is ideal if you want to earn Air New Zealand Airpoints DollarsTM or Status Points fast – so you can get away sooner.


What are Airpoints Dollars?

Airpoints Dollars are the currency of Airpoints, Air New Zealand’s frequent flyer programme. 1 Airpoints Dollar is equivalent to 1 New Zealand Dollar at Air New Zealand. Airpoints Dollars can be spent on flights with Air New Zealand as well as partner and Star Alliance airlines. You can also use them online at the Airpoints store, for rental cars, holidays or to pay for Koru Membership.

Maximise Airpoints Dollars from every trip

Earn Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars on your everyday purchases such as groceries and fuel, as well as your travel purchases and while overseas. To earn more Airpoints Dollars, pay with your American Express Airpoints Credit Card and swipe your Airpoints Membership Card at participating retail partners.

You can redeem Airpoints Dollars for flights to hundreds of destinations, plus on eligible Cards you can enjoy access to airport lounges and complimentary Travel Insurance, as well as 24/7 Global Support.

How many Airpoints Dollars can you earn?

You can earn 1 Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollar for every $59 you spend1 on your American Express Airpoints Platinum Card – the fastest-earning Airpoints Card.

You can earn 1 Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollar for every $100 you spend2 on your American Express Airpoints Card.

How can you use your Airpoints Dollars?

You can redeem your Airpoints Dollars for flights to over 1,300 Air New Zealand destinations in 190 countries. And the best thing is, there's no limit to how many Airpoints Dollars you can earn.

How are Airpoints Dollars different to Membership Rewards points?

Your Airpoints Credit Card will be linked to your Air New Zealand Airpoints account, or you will be automatically enrolled in the Air New Zealand Airpoints Programme when you are approved for an Airpoints Credit Card. You can then start earning Airpoints Dollars on all purchases you make using your Card, which will be added to your Airpoints balance each month. Airpoints Dollars can be redeemed for flights with Air New Zealand, for accommodation and car hire, as well as any purchases made from the Airpoints online store.

You are automatically enrolled in the Membership Rewards programme when you are approved for any of our Rewards Cards. Membership Rewards points are earned on all purchases you make with an American Express® Rewards Card. You can then redeem points for travel, gift cards, concert tickets and much more. You also have the flexibility to transfer Membership Rewards points to seven of our airline partner programmes.

What are Status Points?

Status Points are earned as part of the Air New Zealand Airpoints Programme. They allow you to climb tiers and enjoy benefits such as priority service, lounge access, seat upgrades and extra baggage allowance on your flights with Air New Zealand. You can earn 1 Status Point for every $250 you spend3 on the American Express Airpoints Platinum Card.

Airpoints Cards that take you further

The fastest way to earn
Airpoints Dollars

Earn 1 Airpoint Dollar
for every $59 you spend1

Earn 1 Status Point
for every $250 you spend3

Complimentary passes to airport lounges4
with Priority PassTM and the Amex Lounge at Sydney International Airport

Complimentary domestic and
international Travel Insurance cover5

The fastest way to earn
Airpoints Dollars
with no annual fee

$0 annual fee

Earn 1 Airpoints Dollar
for every $100 you spend2

Enjoy 0% p.a. on purchases
for the first 6 months6

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As an American Express Card Member you can take advantage of more travel benefits, richer rewards and outstanding service, plus 24/7 Global Support.

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