A spokesman for San Francisco International Airport reports that Vanguard Airlines early Tuesday canceled all of its flights nationwide, including several at SFO, to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
SFO spokesman Mike McCarron said the airline, based in Kansas City, Mo., contacted the airport shortly after its last flight left the airport. He did not know how many passengers would be affected by the announcement, but he said a number of people who had tickets for the canceled 8 a.m. flight today are at the airport attempting to arrange other flights.
“One family we talked to was trying to get to Pittsburgh for a funeral,” he said.
A noon flight scheduled to leave SFO has also been canceled, McCarron said.
No employees are at the Vanguard ticket counter and no planes remain at the airport.
“According to Vanguard, all flight operations are suspended indefinitely,” he said.
McCarron said Vanguard typically flew about four or five planes out of SFO every day.