The Government has fast-tracked up to $1 million to help out the sector.
They all worked on long-haul fleets to LA or London.
Air New Zealand was being paid to fly 15,000 Germans and EU citizens out of New Zealand.
It's was travelling a route not normally taken by large commercial aircraft.
The schedule reveals the massive cuts made to the airline's capacity.
The airline has announced its interim international schedule.
While the route is currently suspended, it's unlikely to return.
"We've got the experience of Whangaparaoa as a good starting point."
Shattered airlines around the world have been left counting the cost of government support.
The $900 million loan might not be enough for the airline to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company's share price dropped 35 percent following the announcement.
The airline is under pressure due to COVID-19
The airline announced it was cutting back 85 percent of its international routes.
Despite the lack of Government bailout, the airline is upbeat.
Air New Zealand alone is expected to lose around $4 billion.
$600 million has been allocated to aviation - but Air NZ will need to find its own way out.
They say the losses are a "harsh reality" of COVID-19, says the CEO.
Many of the airlines routes have been suspended.
But Norfolk Island is still experiencing the effects of the virus with a national food shortage.
The aircraft was held on the ground for 20 minutes.