Edinburgh airport saw the busiest month in its history in June with passenger numbers up by 6.8%.

More than 1.17 million passengers used the Scottish airport last month compared with June last year.

The growth was fuelled by a 15.1% rise in international travellers to 715,639 as new routes were opened to destinations such as Stuttgart, Vienna and Venice and capacity was raised on existing routes.

However, domestic passenger numbers dipped by 3.9% to 458,314 year-on-year at the airport, which is owned by Gatwick operator Global Infrastructure Partners.

Airport chief executive, Gordon Dewar, said: “Our continual growth underlines the need for Edinburgh airport to adapt so we can accommodate the ever increasing number of people wanting to fly in and out of Scotland’s capital city.

“It is for this reason that we are engaged in the initial consultation stage of an airspace change programme.”