Allegiant Air said Monday that it will suspend some flights through Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport during July and August in anticipation of slower traffic during the warm-weather months.
Tyri Squyres, spokeswoman for the Las Vegas-based carrier, which operates a hub at the east Mesa airport, said the airline will suspend service to and from five of the 13 cities served from Phoenix-Mesa. They are Rockford and Peoria, Ill.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Green Bay, Wis.; and Stockton, Calif. Service to and from those locations will resume in September, she said.
The carrier had intended that some of its service be seasonal but had not defined which cities and which flights would be cut back, she said. "We have done this successfully with our service in Florida," she said. "We cut the number of flights to meet the demands of when people want to travel."
The four Midwest cities will be suspended because they are the most distant and require the most fuel to operate, while Stockton will be suspended because it is expected to have low demand for service during the summer.