A total of 1,322,390 passengers passed through Edinburgh Airport in May, making it the airport’s busiest ever May.

Numbers surged by 7.4% overall with growth in both the domestic and international markets at 2.9% and 10.1% respectively.

Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar said: “New routes have brought further growth to Edinburgh Airport. We had greater choice last month than compared with May 2017 with 23 new international routes to place like Washington D.C., Florence and Dalaman, while easyJet’s route to Jersey was also served for the first time. The launch of the greatly anticipated Hainan route to China will be another huge boost for tourism, and with the busy festival season upon us, it promises to be a great summer for Scotland.”