All users flying into Griffith Airport from April 1 will have their landing fees waived as council move to keep Regional Express providing a service to the city.
However, the move might not be enough as the airline calls for all three levels of government for assistance in maintaining a service.
A mayoral minute put forward at the March 24 meeting of Griffith City Council asked councillors to consider waiving all airport landing fees for Rex from April 1 after the airline appealed for local help on March 19.
Rex had planned to run a heavily reduced schedule, with Griffith due to be cut down to 24 flights from 37.
However, Rex revealed on March 23 they plan to shutter all passenger services from April 6 as the airline moves to remain financially viable.
Council's general manager Brett Stonestreet said Rex contacted council on March 23 with plans for the suspension of operations.
"That subsequent piece of correspondence from Rex Airlines does indicate from their perspective that the situation in the airline industry since their letter dated the 19th of March has deteriorated significantly," Mr Stonestreet said.
"Rex believes unless there is cooperation from all three levels of government ... they will be forced into a position of suspending all operations across their network."
Mr Stonestreet suggested councillors could consider adapting the recommendation to allow for a waiving of landing charges for all users of the airport as other flights also attract per-head charges.
Deputy mayor Doug Curran said while council may be willing to support Rex, other levels of government need to step up to support the airline.
"It's important we offer Rex as much support as we can," Councillor Curran said.
"The hard part here is, again - us doing this without the other levels of government still means that from the 6th of April ... there will be no flights.
Cr Curran asked if council has had any correspondence with either the Griffith Base Hospital or St. Vincent's Private Hospital as to how they are planning to bring specialists and services into town, with many using Rex to fly in or out of the area.
Council's infrastructure and operations director Phil King said council has had discussions with emergency management agencies about what kind of medical response can be provided via the airport.
"It was raised that there may well be flights brought into Griffith Airport associated with a health response, but also the need to fly in health practitioners at times," Mr King said.
"We do rely on some practitioners to come in and out of our airport on a daily, sometimes weekly basis, so this would also allow those people to come in."
Griffith mayor John Dal Broi said the federal government now needs to take the step to help Rex and ensure a service is maintained.
"We hope that some sort of service will continue, but we won't know until we forward this onto them [Rex]," Councillor Dal Broi said.
"Hopefully the federal government will come to the party also."
A spokeswoman for Rex said the support from council is "appreciated" by the airline, but the support of council alone will not be enough.
"Rex needs assistance from all levels of government - Local, State and Federal - if it is continue to operate a minimum essential air service to and from Griffith," the spokeswoman said.
"By itself, councils support will not determine if Rex can continue operations to and from Griffith.
"If the service continues it will likely be a minimum essential service that is matched to the significantly reduced passengers that still need to travel, such as support services, doctors, medical specialists and patients travelling for medical needs, as well as facilitating the carriage of critical air freight."