GLASGOW airport has reported its busiest April in history this year.

The travel hub saw 786,000 passengers travel through its doors last month - a rise of 8.9 per cent compared to 2016.

The increase in travellers has been put down to the start of the summer season, with sunseekers jetting off to warmer climates.

Around 110,000 Easter holiday makers also made the most of their time off, flying out on the first weekend of the school holidays.

Jet2 and Thomas Cook, among others, added extra capacity to their existing routes to accommodate.

April also represented the 50th consecutive month of growth for the airport, which is planning for the inaugural Delta Airlines flight from Glasgow to New York on May 26.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport said: “In addition to growing our European network we have been working hard to consolidate our long haul offering.

"Both American Airlines and WestJet will return later this month and we also welcome Delta Air Lines to Glasgow for the first time when its inaugural service to New York-JFK takes off on 26 May.

“Not only do these routes play a hugely important role in strengthening our links with North America they will also help generate significant inbound tourism for Glasgow and Scotland, particularly at a time when the current exchange rate favours the US Dollar.

“Earlier this month Loganair launched our first ever direct service to Bergen, Norway, and with new flights to Frankfurt and Madrid still to come we are continuing to provide passengers with a greater choice of business and leisure destinations.”