Glasgow Airport has enjoyed its busiest August on record with more than 1,008,800 passengers recorded.

Airport chiefs say this was a 7% increase on the same period last year as they registered one million-plus passengers during June, July and August for the first time in the airport's history.

EU scheduled services increased by 17% on last year's figures.

Long-haul routes such as Virgin's Orlando route and Emirates' Dubai service were up 16% as the Dubai route recorded a four million passenger milestone in August.

Overall international traffic grew by 12.4% with transatlantic services to New York, Philadelphia, Toronto and Vancouver reporting strong demand.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "Summer is our peak time of year as people head off on their holidays, but our August passenger numbers were also boosted considerably by a series of high-profile events including the World Pipe Band Championships and the Total BWF World Championships, which attracted thousands of visitor and competitors to the city.

"The launch of Ryanair's daily Frankfurt service has helped us make a strong start to September, while the introduction of the airline's new Madrid and Krakow routes next month will further strengthen our European connectivity and offer our passengers an even greater destination choice.