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 or Business Class, all guests will also enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and water and have access to a range of in-flight entertainment.

Virgin Australia Saver Lite/Air New Zealand Seat Only fare
tick yes Seat only
tick yes 1 carry-on bag 7kg
tick yes Tea, coffee & water
tick yes Purchase snacks and drinks on board
tick yes Virgin Australia Entertainment: Wireless In-flight Entertainment (bring your own device or a device can be hired on-board - subject to availability)
tick yes Air New Zealand Entertainment: TV, music, games via back of seat in-flight

 *Business class available on select Air New Zealand operated wide body services and Premium Economy available on Virgin Australia operated trans-Tasman services.

Virgin Australia Saver/Air New Zealand Seat + Bag fare
tick yes Saver Lite / Seat product PLUS
tick yes 1 checked bag: 23kg
Virgin Australia Flexi/Air New Zealand Works fare
tick yes Saver/Seat + bag product PLUS
tick yes A meal and drink
tick yes Virgin Australia Entertainment: Device provided (if required)
tick yes Air New Zealand Entertainment: includes movies



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.


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.

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. Additional benefits for eligible members include 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
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
  • Saver Lite – 1 x 23kg
  • Saver/Flexi – 3 x 23kg
  • Bus/Prem – 3 x 32kg
  • Saver Lite – 1 x 23kg
  • Saver/Flexi – 2 x 23kg
  • Bus/Prem – 2 x 32kg
  • Saver Lite – 1 x 23kg
  • Saver/Flexi – 2 x 23kg
  • Bus/Prem – 2 x 32kg


Velocity Frequent Flyer loyalty program of Virgin Australia

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

Lounge Access 

Velocity Platinum and Gold members, Guests travelling in Business, 'The Business', Premium Economy and Virgin Australia lounge members, receive complimentary entry into Air New Zealand's Koru Lounge, 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 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.

Airpoints Gold Elite, Gold members and Koru Club members receive complimentary entry into the Virgin Australia lounge, at airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Mackay, Gold Coast and Cairns. Removed from the hustle and bustle of Australian airports, the Virgin Australia lounges are the perfect place to work, socialise or unwind in comfort. Experience the lounge for yourself with our Google walk through.