Air New Zealand's (ANZ) June RPKs fell by 10.1% as the airline continued to feel the impact of the economic crisis and a fall in passengers due to the H1N1 flu.

Capacity, as measured by ASKs, were 12.3% lower. although passenger load factors were two percentage points higher at 79.5%, says ANZ. it adds that the improvement in load factors were due to "proactive capacity management" that helped to reduce costs on the back of lower passenger numbers.

Short haul passenger traffic on ANZ was down 4.0% from a year before while long haul traffic was down 14%. Overall yields were up 6.1% in June, although this was only 0.8% after taking into account foreign exchange gains.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news