Direct Air– a small discount airline based out of Myrtle Beach– abruptly stopped its flights Monday afternoon, leaving passengers stuck.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports the airline missed a fuel bill, which caused the fuel supplier to pull the plug. This is turn made it impossible for Direct Air to fuel up their planes so they had to ground all of them.
Airline officials announced Tuesday that this suspension is temporary just until they can get the situation under control. They said they expect to resume business as usual and get planes back in the air by May 15.
It is not known how many passengers were affected by the abrupt stop Monday, but officials said anyone who was affected needs to contact their credit card companies about getting a refund.
South Carolina Radio Network’s Tripp Girardeau contributed on this article.