Steven Picou (left), executive director of the Lafayette Regional Airport, and Scott Fisher, senior director of ancillary revenue and loyalty at Frontier Airlines, unveil a banner during the 2018 announcement that Frontier Airlines will begin Lafayette service to and from Orlando and Denver. The low-fare airline has suspended its flights out of Lafayette. 

Frontier Airlines will suspend its direct flights from Lafayette to Orlando on Aug. 10 and resume its direct flights to Denver on Aug. 12, airport officials announced Thursday.

The flights to Orlando will resume later this year while flights to Denver will resume flights to Denver on Mondays and Fridays starting with a 7:03 p.m. departure time from Lafayette. Both flights are seasonal deals that Frontier and the airport announced last year, and Frontier made the announcement based on its needs.

Frontier is one of four airlines flying out of the Lafayette airport along with American, Delta and United.

Passenger count at the airport has continued to rise this summer. Passenger county flying out of Lafayette in May was 25,040, up from 21,890 in May 2018 and 17,876 in May 2017. Arrivals in May was at 24,337, up from 20,305 in May 2018 and 17,539 in May 2017.

The airport has reported an increase in arrivals and departures each month from the previous year for 14 straight months.

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