Confusion continued this week over the cancellation of Angel Flights during President Obama’s visit.

On Monday Angel Flights Northeast coordinator Paula Strasser told the Gazette that the nonprofit organization, which flies people who are critically ill to off-Island medical appointments, had cancelled its 8 to 10 scheduled flights due to flight restrictions in place for the duration of Mr. Obama’s vacation from August 23 to August 30, to protect air space.

The news came despite early assurances from airport officials that Angel Flights would be accommodated during the period of restriction.

Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley told the Gazette Monday that he was sure that special accommodation had been made for the organization. Later this week he added that he spoke to air space coordination and confirmed that as far as his agency was concerned, an accommodation had been made.

“The door is wide open, there are no plans to cancel Angel Flights and they still have Angel Flights ready to go,” he said.

Martha’s Vineyard Airport facilities manager Sean Flynn, who helped coordinate discussion among the parties, was surprised to learn that Angel Flights canceled their schedule for this week, and added that all efforts were made to accommodate the flights.

“It wasn’t from a lack of trying on everyone’s part. I think it was a series of unfortunate events, I don’t know what happened. They were like ships passing in the night,” he said.

It is unclear whether Angel Flights will reinstate their schedule for the remainder of the week. Ms. Strasser declined to comment and Mr. Flynn said he did not know if Angel Flights had rescheduled, but that the option was available.

“I went back to my contacts and they reached out to Angel Flights,” he said.

He added that the mercy medical flights are delayed or canceled on a fairly regular basis and that Cape Air often steps up to transport the passengers to appointments, as was the case with a patient Monday.

“We have taken people down to the ferry and held boats. It’s a collective effort with the program,” he added.

“You make friends with the people on the flights, the passengers who are regularly going through and there are different outcomes. It tugs at people here; we’re pretty invested, we put our hearts in those flights.”