Aerolíneas Argentinas

Based in Buenos Aires, Aerolineas Argentinas is Argentina's national airline. We have a code share relationship with Aerolineas Argentinas on selected flights between Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Aerolineas Argentinas also code shares on our Auckland - Buenos Aires service, as well as selected trans-Tasman services between Auckland and Sydney or Melbourne.

Type of partnership: Codeshare and frequent flyer agreement

Earning Airpoints Dollars™

Airpoints members can earn Airpoints Dollars on Aerolineas Argentinas codeshare flights (flight numbers starting with 'NZ') between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo.

For earning rates, check the partner airline flights tab of our Airpoints calculator.

Eligible Full Economy booking classes1: Y, B, M, H, Q, V

Eligible Discount Economy booking classes1: T, L, S, G, K

Booking classes not mentioned are not eligible for accrual.

Booking Classes on flights booked with an Air New Zealand flight number and operated by Aerolíneas Argentinas will accrue as per the partner earn table according to eligible Air New Zealand booking classes to earn Airpoints Dollars.

Note: Airpoints Dollars cannot be earned on Aerolineas Argentinas operated flights, with flight numbers starting with 'AR'. Airpoints Dollars accrual is only eligible on the Air New Zealand codeshare services, operated by Aerolineas Argentinas as specified.

Earning Status Points

Status Points are not able to be earned on Aerolineas Argentinas operated flights, including flights with an Air New Zealand codeshare flight number (flight numbers starting with 'NZ').

Spending Airpoints Dollars

Airpoints members can spend Airpoints Dollars on these code share Aerolineas Argentinas flights between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo by purchasing reward tickets through our contact centre according to the partner reward chart.

Airpoints™ Elite and Gold benefits

Lounge access

Departing Auckland: Airpoints Elite and Gold members may access the Air New Zealand International Lounge, when travelling on the Air New Zealand service to Buenos Aires. Usual guest allowance privileges for this lounge apply.

Departing Buenos Aires: Elite and Gold members, plus one guest, may access the Star Alliance lounge at Ezeiza International Airport when:

  • Departing on the Air New Zealand service to Auckland.
  • Departing on a codeshare flight with an NZ flight number to Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro.

There is no lounge available for codeshare flights departing from Jorge Newbury Airport.

Departing Sao Paulo: Elite and Gold members, plus one guest, may access the Aerolineas’ partner lounge operated by Linhas Aereas lounge (G3), when departing on a codeshare flight with an NZ flight number to Buenos Aires.

Departing Rio de Janeiro: Elite and Gold members, plus one guest, may access the Aerolineas’ partner lounge operated by Proair when departing on a codeshare flight with an NZ flight number to Buenos Aires.

Other benefits

Airpoints Elite and Gold members will need to show their valid membership card to enjoy the following benefits when checking in with Aerolineas Argentinas at Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo.

  • Priority check-in, members
  • Priority baggage
  • Additional checked bag allowance (maximum of 3 bags up to 23 kg each) when connecting to our codeshare flight with Aerolíneas Argentinas in Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo

Elite Partner benefits

Lounge access

Departing Auckland: Airpoints Elite Partner members may access the Air New Zealand International Lounge, when travelling on the Air New Zealand service to Buenos Aires. Usual guest allowance privileges for this lounge apply.

Departing Buenos Aires: Elite Partner members, plus one guest, may access the Ezeiza International Airport Star Alliance lounge when departing on an Air New Zealand operated service to Auckland. Lounge access is unavailable for Elite Partner members departing on code share flights to Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro from this airport or Jorge Newbury Airport.

Other benefits

No other frequent flyer benefits are available on these flights.

Elite Partner members do not receive access to lounges or additional benefits when travelling on Air New Zealand codeshare flights operated by Aerolineas Argentinas.

Koru benefits

Lounge access

Departing Auckland: Koru members, plus one guest, may access the Air New Zealand International Lounge when travelling on the Air New Zealand service to Buenos Aires.

Departing Buenos Aires: Koru members, plus one guest, may access the Ezeiza International Airport Star Alliance lounge when departing on an Air New Zealand operated service to Auckland. Lounge access is unavailable for Koru members departing on code share flights to Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro from this airport or Jorge Newbury Airport.

Other benefits

No other frequent flyer benefits are available on these flights.

Koru members do not receive access to lounges or additional benefits when travelling on Air New Zealand code share flights operated by Aerolineas Argentinas.

Business Premier™ benefits

If you're travelling in Business Premier from Buenos Aires to Auckland on our direct service, you may also access the Star Alliance lounge, no guest is permitted.

Other Airpoints member benefits

For all Airpoints members' travel booked and originating from Brazil, a baggage allowance of two pieces at 32kg each applies.

 

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