GLASGOW and Edinburgh Airports both enjoyed their busiest-ever October, the latest figures reveal, and Aberdeen also achieved a year-on-year rise in passenger numbers last month.

Passenger numbers at Glasgow Airport totalled 928,264 last month, up by five per cent on October 2016. This increase was driven by a 9.5 per cent year-on-year increase in international passenger numbers to 549,363 in October. Domestic passenger numbers in October, at 378,901, were down by one per cent on the same month of last year.

Amanda McMillan, who last month announced plans to step down as managing director of Glasgow Airport to move with her family to Australia, said: “It’s been another tremendous month for passenger growth and route development at the airport.”

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Edinburgh Airport’s passenger numbers totalled 1.226 million last month, up by 8.5 per cent on October 2016. This rise was also driven by international traffic. International passenger numbers at Edinburgh last month, at 760,296, were up by 12.4 per cent on October 2016. Domestic passenger numbers, at 465,813 last month, were up by 1.5 per cent on a year earlier.

Aberdeen International Airport’s passenger numbers in October, at 284,456, were up by 4.4 per cent on the same month of last year.