The Island's passenger watchdog Travel Watch is urging the Manx government to act quickly to shore-up air links between the Isle of Man and Gatwick.
Flybe announced yesterday it's pulling-out of Gatwick from the end of March next year, blaming spiralling charges.
That will mean an end to the current four-times-daily service between the Island and London.
Travel Watch says easyJet should be asked to at least double its daily weekday service from Gatwick.
It wants efforts focussed on building-up routes to Manchester as the future main connecting point for domestic and international flights.
And the group's calling for tough measures to prevent off-Island airlines competing with existing carriers - unless they promise a frequent service.
Travel Watch chairman Brendan O'Friel says the link with London is a lifeline service for Island nations: