Aberdeen International Airport has reported a continued increase in both domestic and international passenger numbers for May after 274,263 people travelled through the facility last month.

Domestic and international traffic was up 4.2% and 1.4% last month respectively, with these increases being driven partly by the introduction of a number of new routes, including Ryanair’s direct flights to Faro, Malaga and Alicante as well as Flybe’s new Heathrow service.

The airport expanded its route network last month with the launch of Air Baltic’s direct summer service to the Latvian capital of Riga and a third new summer route from Ryanair to Faro.