An airline company has temporarily suspended all flights in and out of Amarillo.

Via Airlines began operating its non-stop service to and from Austin this past September and will stop operations at Rick Husband until Thursday, May 23.

The airline says this is due to a pilot shortage across the country.

Via airline says it is being proactive in suspending the route in the short term so its passengers have enough time to make alternate travel arrangements as it recruits and trains pilots to fill this gap.

Any passengers who have booked and paid for tickets on this flight service will be notified of the temporary suspension and have the option to receive a full refund.

Via Airlines says it regrets the inconvenience of this suspension, ut believes this is the best course of action for Amarillo passengers in the short term.