Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest ever month after being named one of the best in the country.

The airport welcomed more than 1,082,000 passengers through its doors in July - an increase of 6.2 per cent in the same period in 2016.

On Friday July 14, as many as 40,000 passengers passed through the terminal.

International traffic grew by 10.1 per cent with long-haul routes including to Dubai, New York and Orlando which all were in demand.

Additional capacity on a number of European routes including Alicante, Palma and Dusseldorf boosted passenger numbers by 14 per cent.

Destinations such as Berlin, Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Madrid and Paris also proved popular.

The release of July’s passenger figures comes after Glasgow was named one of the top six UK airports.

The Civil Aviation Authority’s Airport Accessibility Report revealed that the airport scored a ‘Very Good’ rating for its Person of Restricted Mobility provision at the airport.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “July is traditionally our busiest period of the year as passengers head off on their summer holidays, but to record our busiest ever month in 51 years of operation is a significant achievement.

“We’ve set new passenger-number records in each month so far this year and our strong performance in 2017 is a result of our continued efforts to offer customers more choice through extra seats to popular routes and new destinations such as the new twice-weekly Ryanair service to Zadar launched last month. “August is already proving busy thanks to large-scale events such as the return this week of the Piping Live festival and the World Pipe Band Championships. Both events are incredibly popular and will see the airport welcome thousands of visitors and participating musician from across the globe.

“We also expect the BWF World Championships to attract thousands of badminton fans when the tournament gets underway later this month.

Paul Scott, terminal compliance manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “Each year the airport welcomes and escorts more than 110,000 customers, often with complex needs, who require additional support while traveling through the terminal. “Our Person of Restricted Mobility Provider Outsourced Client Services (OCS) works incredibly hard in partnership with our terminal team and airline partners to continually meet the needs of passengers who require additional assistance.

“We also meet regularly with a number of local access groups to ensure the airport is doing everything possible to support our PRM passengers, including those with physical and hidden disabilities.

“A considerable amount of time and resource is invested across the airport to make sure we continue to deliver a high standard of service, so we’re really pleased with the Very Good grading we received from the Civil Aviation Authority’s Airport Accessibility Report.”