Experience

Air New Zealand Alliance

Alliance with Air New Zealand

Virgin Australia is proud to be a codeshare partner with Air New Zealand - the national carrier of New Zealand. Our alliance with Air New Zealand has created a large route network with a combined schedule that means we can bring you an unprecedented choice in flights across the Tasman.

What’s more, Velocity Frequent Flyer members can earn and redeem Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and gain Status Credits on eligible flights. Along with service benefits, eligible members can escape the airport hustle and bustle in Air New Zealand’s Koru Lounges throughout New Zealand and Australia, when flying Trans-Tasman or domestically within New Zealand.
 

 Air New Zealand

Visit the Air New Zealand website.

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Network

Together Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand operate more than 200 return flights per week using A320, B737, B767, B777 and B787 aircrafts. Our joint network offers access from 48 destinations in Australia to 22 destinations in New Zealand.

 Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand Alliance - flights map

In the Air

As alliance partners, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand offer guests choice and flexibility, with the opportunity to select from a wide range of in-flight benefits. Whether traveling in Economy, Premium Economy or Business Class, all guests will also enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and water and have access to a range of in-flight entertainment.

Fare Product

Virgin Australia Seat fare
Air New Zealand Seat Only fare

Virgin Australia Seat and Bag fare
Air New Zealand Seat+Bag fare

Virgin Australia Saver and Flexi Fare
Air New Zealand Works fare

1 carry-on bag 7kg tick yes tick yes tick yes
1 checked bag – 23kg no tick yes tick yes
Food and Beverage

Tea, coffee & water included;
Food available for purchase

Tea, coffee & water included;
Food available for purchase

Complimentary food and selected beverages.
Additional food and beverages available for purchase on board, subject to availability

In-flight Entertainment* tick yes tick yes tick yes
Priority checked bags no no no
Priority Check-in and Boarding no no no
Lounge access# no no no

 

Fare Product

Virgin Australia Premium Economy^
Air New Zealand Premium Economy

Virgin Australia Business Class
Air New Zealand Business
Class fares

2 carry-on bags 7kg tick yes tick yes
2 checked bags 23kg each 32kg each
Food and Beverage

Complimentary food and selected beverages

Business Class menu designed by consultant chef  and selection of beers, spirits and wines
In-flight Entertainment* tick yes tick yes
Priority checked bags tick yes tick yes
Priority Check-in and Boarding tick yes tick yes
Lounge access# no tick yes

 

*Virgin Australia offers Wireless In-flight Entertainment which can be easily be accessed via your own device. Refer Wireless In-flight Entertainment
* Air New Zealand offers seat-back inflight entertainment (Offering is based on fare type purchased)
^Premium Economy is only available on Air New Zealand operated services only.
#Access available to selected Velocity Frequent Flyer Members.

Transfers

Complimentary intra-terminal transfers are offered between domestic and international terminals for connecting guests in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Please select your city to view a transfers map.

Baggage

Fares with baggage included allow 1 piece of checked baggage up to 23kg when travelling on either carrier, with additional baggage allowances offered for Velocity Platinum and Gold members. Any checked baggage that exceeds these allowances will be subject to standard excess baggage charges and conditions.

Bags are checked through to your final destination, offering you a seamless customer experience.

More information about baggage.

Lounge Access 

Velocity Platinum and Gold members, Guests travelling in Business class and Virgin Australia lounge members, receive complimentary entry into Air New Zealand's Lounges, at airports throughout Australia and New Zealand when travelling on Trans-Tasman services or within New Zealand.

Velocity Platinum and Gold members also enjoy access to the lounge when travelling on Virgin Australia operated services between Australia and the Pacific Islands, Bali and Port Moresby.*

Koru Lounge
Air New Zealand Koru Lounge, Christchurch

*On the same day of travel only. Lounge access is not available with flights from New Zealand to the Pacific Islands, on flights departing Fiji or Rarotonga, or when flying on Air New Zealand operated services from Australia to Rarotonga and Norfolk Island. For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit International Lounge Access.
 

 

Velocity Frequent Flyer

Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand frequent flyer members can earn and redeem points and status credits on selected services with both airlines. Eligible Frequent Flyer members can enjoy additional benefits such as lounge entry, extra baggage allowance, priority check-in, priority boarding and priority baggage handling.

Become a Velocity Frequent Flyer.

On services marketed by Virgin Australia/operated Air New Zealand services Velocity Platinum members Velocity Gold members Velocity Silver members
Earn Velocity Points tick yes tick yes tick yes
Redeem Velocity Points tick yes tick yes tick yes
Earn Status Credits tick yes tick yes tick yes
Priority airport check-in tick yes tick yes no
Priority boarding tick yes tick yes no
Priority baggage handling tick yes tick yes no
Priority screening no no no
Access to the Air New Zealand lounge when travelling trans-Tasman Access plus three guests Access plus one guest no
Increased check in baggage allowance – when travelling trans-Tasman
  • Seat- 2 x 23kg
  • Seat and Bag- 3 x 23kg
  • Saver/Flexi – 3 x 23kg
  • Bus/Prem – 3 x 32kg
  • Seat- 1 x 23kg
  • Seat and Bag- 2 x 23kg
  • Saver/Flexi – 2 x 23kg
  • Bus/Prem – 2 x 32kg
  • Seat- 1 x 23kg
  • Seat and Bag- 2 x 23kg
  • Saver/Flexi – 2 x 23kg
  • Bus/Prem – 2 x 32kg

 

For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit Benefits at a Glance.