Jacinda Ardern says airlines have not experienced this level of disruption since 9-11, and the impact goes well beyond that.
Air New Zealand's getting a $900 million cash injection from the Government, as it struggles to deal with the fall out from COVID-19.
The Prime Minister told Kerre McIvor the situation is unprecedented.
Jacinda Ardern is also allaying concerns by some on whether our borders should have closed sooner.
Only returning New Zealand residents and citizens are being allowed in, as the Government tries to limit cases of COVID-19.
Ardern told Kerre McIvor no country has made that decision with only 28 cases.
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ABOVE AS JACINDA ARDERN SPEAKS TO KERRE MCIVOR