The new boss of Norwich International Airport has vowed to attract more airlines to the regional centre, in an effort to offer passengers flights to a wider variety of destinations.
Elliott Summers has claimed that Norwich Airport's dwindling passenger numbers have occurred as a result of airlines cancelling schedules to and from the aviation hub.
The Norwich Evening News reported that Flybe, Thomson, Goldtrail Holidays and LTE have all axed several flights in the past year to a number of European destinations, including Dalaman, Bodrum, Belfast, Glasgow, Pairs and Malaga.
Mr Summers, Managing Director of Norwich Airport, believes that the local community "would fly" from the regional centre if they had "enough product".
He told the newspaper: "We are meeting with all airlines on a regular basis and targeting niche markets or routes. "We are looking at specialist companies who specialise in destinations that fit with our business model and customer age demographic."
Norwich Airport handled 580,000 passengers last year, which is a decline of 90,000 on figures recorded for 2007.