South African Airways

A woman walking with her luggage through the departure lounge of an airport.

South African Airways is the national airline of South Africa. Air New Zealand and South African Airways connect with each other in Perth and Hong Kong. South African Airways became the 18th airline to join the Star Alliance in April 2006.

  • Major Hub Airport: Johannesburg
  • Frequent Flyer Programme: Voyager
  • Type of partnership: Star Alliance
Air New Zealand airpoints icon.

Earning Airpoints Dollars™ 

As an Airpoints™ member, subject to your booking class being eligible, you will earn Airpoints Dollars as per the Partner tab on our Airpoints Calculator.

 

Air New Zealand plane around the globe icon.

Earning Status Points

As an Airpoints member, subject to your booking class being eligible, you will earn Status Points as per the Partner tab on our Airpoints Calculator.

 

Air New Zealand shopping cart icon.

Spending Airpoints Dollars

Airpoints members can use their Airpoints Dollars to redeem flights via our Star Alliance reward flight portal.

 

Air New Zealand lounge icon.

Airpoints Elite and Gold benefits

Star Alliance Gold benefits apply for Airpoints Elite and Gold members. 

Air New Zealand crew welcome icon.

Elite partner benefits

No Elite Partner benefits apply.

 

Air New Zealand koru icon.

Koru benefits

No koru benefits apply.

Eligible booking classes
 
Business class

C, D, J, Z

 
Full economy 

Y

 
Discount economy

B, G, H, K, L, M, Q, S, T, V, W

Note: Flights operated by SA Express (flight numbers SA1000-SA1999) and Airlink (flight numbers SA8000-SA8999) are not eligible to earn Airpoints Dollars or Status Points.
Booking classes that are not mentioned are not eligible for accrual.