EDINBURGH Airport saw one million people pass through its gates for the first time in the month of March.

The airport reports it was used by a total of 1,106,998 passengers last month, up 14.8 per cent on the same month last year, amid growth in domestic and international markets.

Traffic was boosted by the comparison with March of last year, which was disrupted by the “Beast from the East” snow storms.

Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “To get our first ever million passenger-March is another milestone for us and shows our variety of destination and types of holidays and trips are really providing for our passengers."

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He added: "While these figures are good, we always need to look ahead and consider what is on the horizon and uncertainty caused by Brexit, the expensive aviation tax we face and the impact it has on our airlines.

“We will continue to work to mitigate and manage those things as best possible.”

Popular destinations this time included Rome, Barcelona and New York.

Among 14 new 2019 routes are Loganair to Islay, American Airlines to Philadelphia and Ryanair to Billund and Luxembourg.

Starting next month are Delta Airlines to Boston, Jet 2 to Bodrum, Bourgas and Corfu and Loganair to Bergen.