In what may be welcome news to Kiwis stuck in their home country during the COVID-19 pandemic, Air New Zealand Airpoints members are now able to purchase Apple products through the online Airpoints Store.
The airline's general manager of loyalty Kate O'Brien says this is will go down well with Air NZ's 3.5 million Airpoints members.
"Apple has been the most searched for brand on our Airpoints Store for some time now, so we know this is something our members have been wanting," she says.
"Since COVID-19 we've seen a dramatic shift in the way Airpoints members spend their Airpoints Dollars, with people choosing to spend more on products like technology, homewares, DIY and domestic tourism experiences while international travel has been limited - in fact, total redemptions across the Airpoints Store increased by 122 percent in 2020.
"It's a great reminder that Airpoints Dollars don't have to be spent on flights."
Apple will join the approximately 6000 other products available on the Airpoints Store.