The Airpoints programme was first introduced in 1989 as the Frequent Traveller Club and has evolved over the past 19 years to become the most rewarding frequent flyer and coalition loyalty programme in New Zealand.
As well as earning Airpoints DollarsTM and Status Points when members fly with Air New Zealand and other airline partners, members can earn at more than 60 retail and service partners on the ground and at over 150 online retailers through the Airpoints Mall.
To mark the occasion, Airpoints members have the opportunity to enter an online competition for their chance to win a share of prizes, including flights, Airpoints Dollars and prizes from partners such as Liquorland, Harvey Norman, Bayleys and Aelia Duty Free.
Air New Zealand General Manager Loyalty Mark Street says in less than three years more than one million members have joined the programme attracted by more ways to earn and spend Airpoints Dollars.
“In the past year alone, members have enjoyed more than 1.1 million rewards purchased using Airpoints Dollars, including flights, gifts and experiences from our Airpoints Store, and other travel-related products.
“We’ve recently introduced some great new products, such as Airpoints Flexipay which lets people part pay with Airpoints Dollars and cash for flights and in the past few weeks introduced the ability for members to spend their Airpoints Dollars instore at Mitre 10 stores nationwide. These new ways to pay open up a world of possibilities for the programme and for our customers.
“We would like to thank members for their loyalty over the years and look forward to continuing to reward them as we celebrate this significant programme milestone.”