Glasgow airport recorded more than one million passengers in the month of June for the first time in its 51-year history.

Numbers rose by 5.7% on the same month last year, driven by a 16.1% increase in European scheduled services due to extra capacity to city break destinations such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bucharest and Dusseldorf as well as new routes to Brussels, Valencia and Lisbon.

European connectivity continued with the introduction of twice-weekly Blue Air flights to the Romanian city of Iasi.

Overall international traffic grew by 10.4% as the Scottish school holiday period got underway, while long-haul routes were up 12.4% due to strong demand for services to North America and Dubai.

Airport managing director, Amanda McMillan, said: “June is traditionally one of our busiest months of the year, but to exceed one million passengers is yet another significant achievement.

“Our strong performance in the first half of 2017 has been driven by our efforts to enhance existing services and expand our growing network with new destinations to give even more choice to our customers, including the launch of Ryanair’s new Zadar route last week.

“Later this month we’ll see a return of Scotland’s only direct link with Seoul as Korean Air’s in-bound charter service returns with an additional flight.”

She added: “Route development continues to be a key priority in driving growth at the airport and we’re looking forward to welcoming a number of services in the second half of 2017 to exciting new destinations including Madrid, Krakow and Frankfurt.”