Gray Line Air, an airline based at Niagara Falls International Airport, has suspended its flights, an official with the company said Monday.
"We are still in operation, but we have voluntarily grounded our planes," said a company official, who asked not to be identified. "Other than that, we have no comment."
The airline opened for business here last year and during the busier months of the tourist season had provided air service between Niagara Falls and Newark, N.J.
An employee of the airline, who asked not to be identified, said most of its 45 workers were laid off last week.
Daryl E. Rasuli, spokesman for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, which operates the airport, said he was unaware that the airline had grounded its planes. "I'm looking into seeing what the story is concerning this," Rasuli said.