Cathay Pacific

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Our alliance with Cathay Pacific covers flights between Auckland or Christchurch and Cathay's hub in Hong Kong.

  • Major Hub Airport: Hong Kong
  • Frequent Flyer Programme: Marco Polo Club
  • Type of partnership: Qualifying Partner / Alliance

Earning Airpoints Dollars™ 

Airpoints members can earn Airpoints Dollars when travelling on flights booked with an NZ or CX flight number between New Zealand and Hong Kong only. Airpoints Dollars are not able to be earned on flights booked with a flight number that does not begin with NZ or CX.

Flights booked with an NZ flight number, even if they are operated by Cathay Pacific will earn Airpoints Dollars as per the Air New Zealand tab on our Airpoints Calculator.

Flights booked with a CX flight number (e.g. CX107) will earn Airpoints Dollars as per the Partner tab on our Airpoints Calculator.

Airpoints for Business members can earn Airpoints Dollars on Cathay Pacific operated flights with an NZ flight number between New Zealand and Hong Kong, subject to flying in an eligible booking class.

 

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Earning Status Points

Airpoints members can earn Status Points at the Air New Zealand rate when travelling on a flight booked with an NZ flight number between New Zealand and Hong Kong, even if it is operated by Cathay Pacific.

Status Points are not able to be earned on flights booked with a CX flight number or any other flight number that does not begin with NZ.

 

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Spending Airpoints Dollars

Airpoints members can use their Airpoints Dollars to purchase Cathay Pacific operated flights between New Zealand and Hong Kong directly through the Air New Zealand website.

 

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Airpoints Elite and Gold benefits

Airpoints Elite and Gold members travelling between Hong Kong and New Zealand on a booking with an NZ flight number operated by Cathay Pacific will receive the same frequent flyer benefits they usually receive on Air New Zealand operated flights.

These benefits include:

  • Priority check-in
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority seating
  • Extra checked-in baggage allowance (one piece up to 23kg)
  • A carry-on allowance of two bags up to 7kg each 

The above benefits are not available on any other flights operated by Cathay Pacific, such as between Hong Kong and London, or any flights not booked with a Air New Zealand flight number (starting with NZ).

Departing New Zealand to Hong Kong: Gold and Elite members may access the Air New Zealand International Lounge, when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number from New Zealand to Hong Kong, including those operated by Cathay Pacific. Usual guest allowance privileges for this lounge apply.

Departing Hong Kong to New Zealand: Gold and Elite members, plus one guest, may access the Cathay Pacific Business class lounges (The Pier, The Wing, The Deck or The Bridge) at Hong Kong airport when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number to New Zealand, including those operated by Cathay Pacific.

Connecting between Hong Kong and Beijing or Shanghai: Elite and Gold members, plus one guest, may also access Cathay Pacific/Dragonair Business class lounges in Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai when they connect to or from a Cathay Pacific or Dragonair flight to or from Beijing or Shanghai.

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Elite partner benefits

Elite Partners receive the following benefits when travelling on services operated by Cathay Pacific between New Zealand and Hong Kong when booked with a NZ flight number:

  • Priority check-in
  • Priority baggage
  • Additional baggage allowance (one piece up to 23kg)

Departing New Zealand: Elite Partners, plus one guest, may access the Air New Zealand International Lounge when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number to Hong Kong, including those operated by Cathay Pacific.

Departing Hong Kong: Elite Partners, plus one guest, may access our Partner lounge, the Thai Airways Business class lounge in Hong Kong when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number to New Zealand, including those operated by Cathay Pacific.

The above benefits are not available on any other flights operated by Cathay Pacific, such as between Hong Kong and London, or any flights not booked with a Air New Zealand flight number (starting with NZ).

 

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Koru benefits

Koru members receive the following benefits when travelling on services operated by Cathay Pacific between New Zealand and Hong Kong when booked with a NZ flight number:

  • Priority check-in
  • Priority baggage
  • Additional baggage allowance (one piece up to 23kg)

Departing New Zealand: Koru members, plus one guest, may access the Air New Zealand International Lounge when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number to Hong Kong, including those operated by Cathay Pacific.

Departing Hong Kong: Koru members, plus one guest, may access our Partner lounge, the Thai Airways Business class lounge in Hong Kong when departing on a booking with an NZ flight number to New Zealand, including those operated by Cathay Pacific.

The above benefits are not available on any other flights operated by Cathay Pacific, such as between Hong Kong and London, or any flights not booked with a Air New Zealand flight number (starting with NZ).

 

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Baggage Allowance

For journeys between New Zealand and Hong Kong, Air New Zealand's baggage allowance applies. For journeys that start or finish beyond Hong Kong, the baggage allowance of the airline operating the connecting sector may apply. Please refer to our baggage pages for information on baggage allowances for journeys with more than one airline.

Earning Airpoints Dollars™ or Status Points on Cathay Pacific
 
First class

F, A

 
Business class

J, C, D, I

 
Premium economy

W*, R*, E*

 
Full economy

Y, B

 
Discount economy

H, K, M, L, V

*Flights in Cathay Pacific Premium Economy (W, R and E booking classes) earn at the Full Economy rates.

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