Talks have been held between Highland Council and Flybe over the decision to drop a link with London.
The airline operator announced it was suspending its connection between the Highland Capital and London City Airport last month because of lower than anticipated passenger numbers.
Highland Council leader Drew Hendry and the authority’s director of development and infrastructure Stuart Black met with senior executives of Flybe and Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) yesterday to discuss the issue.
Flybe chief operating officer Paul Simmons and HIAL managing director Inglis Lyon discussed the London City suspension with the council representative.
They also discussed ways of improving the marketing of existing services such as their flights to Dublin, Machester and potential services to Amsterdam.
Mr Hendry said: “Whilst we were very disappointed to lose the Flybe service to London City, I am encouraged to hear about other developments including the opportunity to enhance some services and the potential of links with new locations.
“The council is ready to work with local partners and other operators to promote services from Inverness, as air connectivity is vital to the economy and success of the Highlands.”
The London City link will end on Sunday, February 22, having only been introduced on October 27 last year.
The move was met with dismay by business leaders at the time.
Stewart Nicol, chief executive of Inverness Camber of Commerce called the cancellation “hugely regrettable”.