DULUTH -- Allegiant Airlines has announced it's suspending flights between Duluth International Airport and Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport citing a lack of demand.

Allegiant also recently pulled out of the Rochester market.

But, St. Cloud Regional Airport Director Bill Towle says St. Cloud's passenger numbers are meeting Allegiant's desired goals and he says they have no plans of eliminating service in St. Cloud.

Towle says summer passenger numbers are strong for a second year as Arizona residents look to escape the heat and come to St. Cloud.

He says Allegiant will again go down to one weekly flight in October before ramping up to three weekly flights again in the wintertime. Currently, Allegiant is offering two weekly flights between St. Cloud and Mesa.

St. Cloud added the Mesa flights in December 2012.  Allegiant began offering seasonal flights between St. Cloud and Orlando, Florida last December.