UPDATE: (6:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2020): Spirit Airlines has released the following statement regarding the cancellation of its Myrtle Beach flights from Yeager Airport.

Spirit is joining several other airlines in proactively adjusting our summer schedule to provide additional network-wide flexibility during the busy travel season and ensure we provide the travel experience our Guests have come to expect from us. We have a great relationship with CRW and plan to restart our seasonal Myrtle Beach route in Summer 2023. We extend our apologies to our Guests for any inconvenience to their travel plans, and Guests will receive notifications with information on refunds for impacted flights.

Spirit Airlines

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The busy airline travel season hit a snag in Charleston Wednesday after a popular summer destination was removed from the flight schedule.

Spirit Airlines informed Yeager Airport (CRW) officials that service to Myrtle Beach will not happen this summer.

A spokesperson for the airport says “crew issues” and air traffic control problems are to blame. She said Spirit has assured the airport that they will resume service to Myrtle Beach next summer.

Meanwhile, Spirit flights to Orlando, Florida will continue out of Charleston.