In the community
We're committed to a purpose bigger than just our airline. Our goal is to supercharge New Zealand's success. We work with our partners to improve the life of Kiwis, socially, environmentally and economically.
We do this in lots of ways, with the help of our partners. We showcase the best of New Zealand here and overseas. We inspire young leaders, and invest in biodiversity, conservation and scientific research. We lead the way in sustainable tourism, and we champion targeted regional development.
We help National Geographic Society host a series of photo camps for underserved youths. The five-day camps provide opportunities for young people between 16 - 20 to tell their stories through pictures. They are able to explore the world around them and share their own perspective on what it means to be a Kiwi. National Geographic photographers help them express their economic, environmental and social issues through their images. Find out more
Department of Conservation
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is one of our main partners. We help them bring birdsong back to New Zealand's Great Walks, and support marine reserve monitoring and research. We also help to transport threatened species to safe breeding grounds around New Zealand. Find out more
We have partnered with Koru Care for over 35 years. Koru Care gives children with serious medical conditions magical experiences. With our help, they've flown thousands of children to amazing destinations like Disneyland in California, Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, or around NZ on special, themed flights. These once-in-a-lifetime trips let the kids enjoy themselves with their families, as all children should. Our crew help make each trip memorable, from arrival at the airport to getting them home safe again. Find out more
Airpoints™ for Schools
Airpoints for Schools lets Airpoints members donate their Airpoints Dollars™ to selected schools. The schools can use their Airpoints Dollars for school trips that might otherwise be impossible. It's an exciting programme that inspires teachers and students nationwide. Find out more
Queenstown Resort College
QRC is New Zealand's premier school of Tourism & Hospitality Business Management with campuses in both Queenstown and Paihia. Since 2019, our partnership has focused on creating a pipeline of future Kiwi leaders in tourism and hospitality. Air New Zealand helps QRC staff and students to stay connected through an annual travel fund as well as offering leadership, curriculum support and internships. Together we continue to promote the tourism industry as an exciting and sustainable sector offering a variety of career options. Find out more.