Isle of Man Airport director Ann Reynolds is hopeful that daily flights to Scotland could return next year.
She confirmed that she is currently in talks with an air operator over the launch of a twice-daily service to Glasgow for the start of the 2014 summer season - and hoped to make an announcement soon.
Flybe franchise partner Loganair withdrew direct services between Ronaldsway and both Glasgow and Edinburgh from June 30.
It said its single daily services on both routes had become ‘unsustainable’ – and blamed rising operational costs and falling demand.
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, on a visit to the island in July to deliver the Chief Minister’s international lecture, pledged to restore direct airlinks between the Isle of Man and Scotland - saying they are ‘far too important’ to lose.
Airport director Ms Reynolds said: ‘I hope that current talks will result in an announcement for daily flights to Scotland for the start of the summer season 2014.’