Increases in international passengers helped Scotland’s largest airports achieve record traffic figures last month.

More than 1.2 million passengers used Edinburgh airport in May, representing a 10.8% year-on-year increase.

International traffic was up by 15.6% at just over 766,000.

Glasgow airport achieved a 16.5% increase in international passengers, with overall traffic rising by 10% to more than 910,000.

The airport said there had been strong demand for European city destinations, including Eurowings’ Dusseldorf route and Ryanair services to Brussels, Sofia and Valencia.

May also saw the airport’s long-haul services climb by 15% as a result of greater demand for North American flights, while easyJet’s Bristol services and Loganair’s Highlands and Islands routes helped boost domestic travel.

Glasgow airport managing director Amanda McMillan said: “As we look ahead this month, the airport is gearing up for what is set to be our busiest June on record as the school term comes to an end and tens of thousands of families pass through our doors to head off on their holidays.”

Aberdeen airport said both domestic and international passenger numbers continued to increase last month.

A total of 274,263 people used the airport with domestic and international traffic up 4.2% and 1.4%, respectively.

The airport attributed the increases in part to the introduction of new routes, including Ryanair flights to Faro, Malaga and Alicante as well as a new Heathrow service operated by Flybe.