Etihad Airways

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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
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Earning Airpoints Dollars™ 

On Etihad flights, subject to your booking class being eligible, you will earn Airpoints Dollars as per the Partner tab on our Airpoints Calculator.


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Earning Status Points

Status Points are not able to be earned on Etihad Airways flights.


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Spending Airpoints Dollars

Airpoints members can spend Airpoints Dollars on Etihad Airways flights by purchasing reward tickets through our contact centre.


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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.

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Elite partner benefits

No Elite Partner benefits apply.


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Koru benefits

No Koru benefits apply.


Earning Airpoints Dollars™ or Status Points on Etihad Airways

Accrual class

First class

Booking class 

F, A, R

Accrual class

Business class

Booking class 

J, C, D, W, Z

Accrual class

Full economy

Booking class 

Y, B

Accrual class

Discount economy

Booking class 

H, K, M, Q, L, V, U, E

Booking classes that are not mentioned are not eligible for accrual.