Island fares

Our Island fares are for flights between New Zealand and Honolulu, Bali, Rarotonga, Fiji, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Tahiti or Tonga.

On these flights you can choose from our range of Seats to Suit, with the option of low Smart Saver fares or fully refundable Flexi fares. You can book different fares for each part of your journey. If you're travelling with others, each person can choose a Seat, Seat + Bag or The Works fare and you can still be seated together.

All Island fares are eligible for Airpoints Dollars™ and Status Points, unless booked in N or F class (grabaseat™ Greenlight fares) or purchased with Airpoints Dollars or Fly Buys. Each fare has a different earning rate. For details see our Airpoints™ calculator.

Smart Saver vs Flexi, if you might need to change your flight

To book a Flexi fare online, simply select the option to make your flights flexible from the list of extras. Most Premium cabin class fares are already Flexi fares, but sometimes there are discounted 'Business or Premium Economy' fares that are non-refundable and come with the Smart Saver rules.

Cancellations

Smart Saver fares are non-refundable, whereas Flexi fares are fully refundable - except for bookings over the December to January period to or from Samoa, Rarotonga, Tonga and Niue, where a NZD $200 cancellation fee per person will apply.

If you buy a Smart Saver fare and later upgrade it to a Flexi fare, only the upgrade portion will be eligible for a refund.

Changes

Name changes are not permitted on any fares, so you can't transfer them to another person.

Both Smart Saver and Flexi fares let you change your flights right up until departure. You'll have to pay any fare difference and a service fee if not changing online. 

For Smart Saver fares there's a booking change fee of NZD $100 per person (infants excluded), unless you're upgrading to Premium Economy or Business Premier on the same flight, same day. There's no booking change fee for Flexi fares.

No shows

If you don't show up in time for your flight, with a Smart Saver fare that sector of your journey will be cancelled with no refund. With a Flexi fare however, a no show is fully refundable except for travel to Samoa, Rarotonga, Tonga and Niue during December and January, when a 50% no show penalty applies.

Island Seats to Suit

Everyone has different priorities when they travel. We provide a choice of Seats to Suit on our Island flights, so you don't have to pay for things that aren't important to you.

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Seat: one carry-on bag 7kg

Perfect if you’re travelling light or heading off on a short trip.

  • Available on all aircraft operated by Air New Zealand
  • Not available on flights operated by our codeshare partners
  • One carry-on bag up to 7kg
  • No checked-in bag, to add checked-in baggage upgrade to Seat + Bag
  • Standard seat, tea, coffee, water
  • Purchase snacks or drinks on board using a credit card or prepaid voucher
  • Standard seat select from just $10, or free for Airpoints™ Gold, Elite and Koru members
  • Gate to gate, seat back inflight entertainment: TV, music and games with the option to include movies for $10 using a credit card or prepaid voucher on board
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Seat + Bag: one checked-in bag (23kg)

Take a little more than carry-on, without paying for things you don’t need.

  • Available on all aircraft operated by Air New Zealand
  • Not available on flights operated by our codeshare partners
  • One carry-on bag up to 7kg
  • One checked-in bag up to 23kg
  • Standard seat, tea, coffee, water
  • Purchase snacks or drinks on board using a credit card or prepaid voucher
  • Standard seat select from just $10, or free for Airpoints™ Gold, Elite and Koru members
  • Gate-to-gate, seat back inflight entertainment: TV, music and games with the option to include movies for $10 using a credit card or prepaid voucher on board
  • Seat request not available
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The Works: one checked-in bag (23kg), meal, drinks and movies

The freedom to relax with a bite to eat and something fun to watch.

  • Available on all aircraft, including flights operated by our codeshare partners
  • One carry-on bag up to 7kg
  • One checked-in bag up to 23kg, except for flights to Honolulu where 2 checked-in bags up to 23kg (50lbs) each are included
  • Standard seat request
  • Complimentary meal and drinks

On Air New Zealand operated flights:

  • Standard seat select included
  • Kids meal available including activities pack, select when booking
  • Gate-to-gate, seat back inflight entertainment : TV, music, games and movies

On flights operated by our codeshare partners:

  • Seat request and child meals may not be available, check with the airline
  • Inflight entertainment will be different to Air New Zealand operated services
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Works Deluxe: two 23kg checked-in bags, no neighbour and more

Get more space to relax, a neighbour free guarantee and a host of deluxe extras.

  • Available on Airbus A320 Air New Zealand operated flights only
  • Not available on flights operated by our codeshare partners
  • One carry-on bag up to 7kg
  • Two checked-in bags up to 23kg each
  • Preferred seating with seat select included
  • Premium check-in, priority baggage and priority boarding
  • Neighbour-free guarantee ensures an empty seat next to you
  • Bottle of mineral water, newspaper and premium headphones
  • Complimentary full meal and drinks, with vegetarian or gluten intolerant options for selection when booking
  • Kids meal including activities pack, select when booking
  • Gate-to-gate, seat back inflight entertainment : TV, music, games and movies
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Premium Economy: two carry-on, two checked-in bags, leg room

A premium travel experience at an affordable price.

  • Available on Boeing 777 and Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft operated by Air New Zealand only
  • Not available on flights operated by our codeshare partners
  • Two carry-on bags up to 7kg each
  • Two checked-in bags up to 23kg each
  • Luxury leather seats, more personal space, with standard seat select included
  • Premium check-in, priority baggage and priority boarding
  • Bottle of mineral water, newspaper and premium headphones
  • Complimentary Premium Economy menu meal and drinks, with vegetarian or gluten intolerant options for selection when booking
  • Kids meal including activities pack, select when booking
  • Gate-to-gate, seat back inflight entertainment : TV, music, games and movies
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Business Premier™: two carry-on, three checked-in bags, lounge access

The ultimate inflight comfort, food and entertainment.

  • Business Premier lie-flat seating is available on Boeing 777 and Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft operated by Air New Zealand
  • Two carry-on bags up to 7kg each
  • Three checked-in bags up to 23kg each
  • Lounge access when departing from Air New Zealand serviced airports with an Air New Zealand Lounge
  • Luxury leather seats, more personal space, with standard seat select included
  • Premium check-in, priority baggage and priority boarding
  • Bottle of mineral water, newspaper and premium headphones
  • Complimentary drinks including premium New Zealand wines, select your meal from our Business Premier menu designed by consultant chef Peter Gordon
  • Vegetarian or gluten intolerant meal options, select when booking
  • Kids meal available including activities pack, select when booking
  • Gate-to-gate, seat back inflight entertainment: TV, music, games and movies

Airpoints™ Gold, Elite and Koru baggage allowances

Airpoints Gold and Elite members can take an additional carry-on bag (up to 7kg) with any of the Seats to Suit products. Airpoints Gold, Elite and Koru members can take an additional checked bag (up to 23kg) with Seat + Bag, The Works and Works Deluxe products.

Card payment fee when booking

If you choose to pay by credit card, a card payment fee of NZD $6 (per person one way) for Pacific bookings, NZD $12 (per person one way) to Bali and NZD $17.50 (per person one way) to Honolulu will be added to your booking. To avoid paying this fee you can pay by, Air NZ Travelcard or POLi.