Direct Air Cancels Flights, Hundreds of Passengers Stranded

March 12, 2012 Updated Mar 12, 2012 at 11:39 PM EDT

By John Borsa

March 12, 2012 Updated Mar 12, 2012 at 11:39 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) Cindy Raskob and Ilona Pokol, friends from Welland, Ontario, were planning the perfect Spring Break trip with the daughters.

"We were going to our time share in Myrtle Beach," Raskob said.

But when they tried to board their Direct Air flight at Niagara Falls International Airport Monday night, they were told to get off the plane.

"I know nothing right now," Raskob said.

Direct Air was not responding to media requests Monday night after canceling three outbound flights and one inbound flight at Niagara Falls.

There are reports that the carrier is canceling flights at other airports in the country.

"There were no specifics given other the fact that they were going to be canceled," said C. Douglas Hartmayer, spokesman for the NFTA, which operates the airport.

"And that we were to notify our passengers as such and passengers should also be directed towards to check the Direct Air Website going forward," he said.

Direct Air began operating three round trip flights per week out of Niagara Falls in 2008.