Air New Zealand (ASX:AIZ) carried just 15 passengers in April

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by Rachael Jones

Air New Zealand (ASX:AIZ) carried a total of 15 passengers in April, 98.9 per cent fewer than usual.

The airline has already implemented a number of actions across every aspect of its cost base and capital expenditure portfolio, including labour reductions of approximately 30 per cent, or 4,000 employees, which is expected to drive annualised savings of $350 to $400 million.

They also reduced the executive team by 30 per cent.

Revenue passenger kilometres dropped 98 per cent to 60 and available seat kilometres fell 93.5 per cent to 232 while passenger load factor fell 60.2 points to 25.8 per cent.

It said that fuel consumption forecasts as subject to significant fluctuations and it won't be releasing a quarterly fuel hedge update for the May quarter.

Shares in Air New Zealand (ASX:AIZ) are trading 1.1 per cent higher at $1.33.