Direct Air suspending Coast flights due to fuel supply issue
Published: March 15,2012
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.
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