Home » NEWS » Direct Air suspending Coast flights due to fuel supply issue

Direct Air suspending Coast flights due to fuel supply issue

GULFPORT — Charter airline Direct Air has suspended flights for at least two months.

Direct Air, based in Myrtle Beach, S.C., canceled flights Monday and says it will not fly again until May 15.

Officials on the Mississippi Gulf Coast see no repercussions on flights in and out of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Those flights to Lakeland, Fla., are to start June 15. The airline plans three flights a week.

Direct Air’s marketing manager Ed Warneck told The Sun News newspaper in Myrtle Beach that the airline missed a fuel payment and the supplier cut it off. That left Direct Air no choice but to ground its fleet.

In a statement on its website Tuesday, the airline said it is evaluating strategic alternatives for its business.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*