The airline Flybe is expected to agree a deal with Newquay Airport today which will see it continuing to operate flights to London Gatwick until 25 October 2014 - Cornwall's only air link to the capital.
Meanwhile, Cornwall Council is applying for government funding to preserve the route after that date.
Flybe has said it regrets the inconvenience experienced by its passengers following the landing of flight BE806:
Flybe can confirm that the above flight landed normally and without incident at Newquay airport. However, due to a minor technical fault, it was deemed necessary that the 40 passengers disembark the aircraft on the taxiway, which they did without incident before being bussed to the terminal. As is standard industry practice, the airport’s emergency services attended the aircraft.
There is uncertainty over Cornwall's airlink to London after Flybe announced the sale of its Gatwick airport slots. The Exeter-based airline has sold its landing times to Easyjet.
Flybe's service will come to an end in 2014. Easyjet says it can't confirm whether it will continue the route until later this year. Managing Director of Flybe Europe, Mike Rutter, says high charges at Gatwick forced the sale: