Air NZ won't follow Qantas in offering incentives for Covid-19 vaccinated passengers

Air New Zealand says it's not planning on following in the steps of Qantas, who've announced incentives for Covid-19 vaccinated passengers.

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The idea was flagged last week, but the airline has given more details today.

Speaking to 9 NEWS, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says those who've had the vaccine will be eligible for a discount with the airline.

"We are looking at giving 1,000 [Qantas] points, flight vouchers, credits and we are going to offer 10 mega prizes — at least one for each state and territory."

"Where you get, for the year, for a family of four, unlimited travel on the Qantas and Jetstar network, anywhere in the network."

1 NEWS contacted Air New Zealand to see if similar plans are in the works.

A spokesperson said the airline is "incredibly supportive of the vaccine rollout, with 72 per cent of our front-line Air New Zealanders being fully vaccinated."

"However, incentivising customers is not something we’re considering."