Around one in five Kiwis currently benefit from
Air New Zealand's Airpoints programme, which rewards customers
with special privileges and allows them to accrue Airpoints
Dollars that can be used to purchase any seat on any Air New
To enable more customers to
earn Airpoints Dollars directly, Air New Zealand is adding new
banking partners to the system. The first new partner
is Kiwibank, who will launch the "Go Fly" MasterCard early next
The new credit card will allow cardholders to earn
Airpoints Dollars every time they spend, as well as providing a
facility for families to share Airpoints Dollars and access
exclusive grabaseat flights.
"This partnership sees two iconic Kiwi
brands coming together," said Kiwibank's Acting CEO
Paul Brock. "The scheme will enable Kiwibank to provide
even more value to customers using our new credit card for their
BNZ's GlobalPlus will continue to be a credit
card partner, with a range of additional benefits for customers
including the ability to earn status points on all credit card
spend for Gold, Platinum and Business card holders.
will announce a third partner before the end of the year, as well
as additional improvements to our loyalty programme that will
further enhance our members' ability to earn Airpoints Dollars,"
said Air New Zealand Chief Financial Officer Rob
With the expansion of financial partners,
reward programme conversions of ASB True Rewards or Westpac
Hotpoints into Airpoints Dollars will no longer be available from
30 October and 8 November 2009 respectively.
The launch of
new financial partners follows on from a series of new
customer-led initiatives last year which earned Air New Zealand
the Global Loyalty Innovation Award by Airline Business.
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