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Air New Zealand Partnership

Since 2013, Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand have operated a joint alliance on services between New Zealand and Hong Kong. 

Under this agreement, passengers flying with either airline on certain routes can enjoy a wide range of shared benefits. 

Summary of key benefits

More flights to choose from

More flights to choose from

Connect easily via Hong Kong

Connect easily via Hong Kong

Earn miles and club points

Earn miles and club points

Shared baggage allowance

Shared baggage allowance

Shared lounge access

Shared lounge access

Premium airline experience

Premium airline experience

More flights and services to choose from

Both airlines code-share on all services between Auckland or Christchuch and Hong Kong, offering more routing choices for travellers. Enjoy improved and better-coordinated flight schedules with increased connection opportunities to destinations in China, North Asia and Europe via Hong Kong.

Flight numbers CX7401 and CX7402 are Cathay Pacific flights operated by Air New Zealand. 

Consistent quality, premium service

Whether you're travelling on Cathay Pacific or Air New Zealand, both airlines are multi-award winning international airlines committed to the highest standards of excellence in air and on the ground. Travel in Economy, Premium Economy or Business Class and discover chef-designed menus, extensive entertainment offerings, maximum comfort and exceptional service.

Learn more about the Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand flight classes. 

Earning miles and club points

Asia Miles members will earn the same Asia Miles on Auckland-Hong Kong or Christchurch-Hong Kong services operated by Air New Zealand (when on a CX flight number), as they would on a service operated by Cathay Pacific.

Please refer to the Asia Miles website for more information on earning rates.  

Baggage allowance

For passenger convenience, we have aligned our baggage allowances and extra baggage charges for those travelling between New Zealand and Hong Kong. For specifics regarding baggage weight and size, please refer to the following:

Cathay Pacific baggage information
> Air New Zealand baggage information

For customers with journeys beyond Hong Kong, find out which rules apply 
here

Lounge access

Passengers travelling on either carrier’s services between Auckland and Hong Kong or Christchurch and Hong Kong may be able to enjoy lounge access by virtue of their membership status or class of travel. Please refer to the following table for eligibility criteria. 
 
New Zealand - Air New Zealand Lounges at Auckland International, Wellington and Christchurch Domestic Airports
Marketing/
Operating Carrier
Business Class Airpoints™ Elite Airpoints Gold Koru Marco Polo Diamond Marco Polo Gold Marco Polo Silver
CX/CX Yes No No No Yes* (+2 guests) Yes* (+1 guest) Yes*
CX*/NZ Yes Yes (+3 guests) Yes (+1 guest) Yes (+1 guest) Yes* (+2 guests) Yes* (+1 guest) Yes*
NZ*/CX Yes Yes (+3 guests) Yes (+1 guest) Yes (+1 guest) No No No
NZ/NZ Yes Yes (+3 guests) Yes (+1 guest) Yes (+1 guest) No No No

* Christchurch and Wellington domestic lounges are only accessible to Marco Polo Diamond and Gold Club members travelling with an Auckland - Hong Kong onward connecting sector. Marco Polo Silver members do not have access to these lounges. 

Hong Kong - Cathay Pacific Lounges at Hong Kong International Airport
Marketing/
Operating Carrier
Business Class Airpoints™ Elite Airpoints Gold Koru Marco Polo Diamond Marco Polo Gold Marco Polo Silver
CX/CX Yes No No No Yes (+2 guests) Yes (+1 guest) Yes
CX*/NZ Yes No No No Yes (+2 guests) Yes (+1 guest) Yes
NZ*/CX Yes Yes** (+1 guest) Yes** (+1 guest) TG Lounge (+1 guest) No No No
NZ/NZ Yes Yes** (+1 guest) Yes** (+1 guest) TG Lounge (+1 guest) No No No

** Airpoints Gold and Elite passengers will have access to Cathay Pacific’s lounges at Hong Kong International Airport when waiting to board the flight from Hong Kong to Auckland, but not while transiting from an Auckland - Hong Kong flight to another flight operated by Cathay Pacific (unless they are traveling in Business Class on the second leg). The exception being if the passenger is connecting to a flight to Beijing or Shanghai operated by Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon. Oneworld member benefits such as; Lounge Entry and Additional Baggage, will not apply for passengers traveling in Economy or Premium Economy on a CX flight number operated by Air New Zealand aircraft between Auckland - Hong Kong - Auckland. Please refer to the oneworld membership terms and conditions for further details. 

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