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Scottish airports see passenger numbers soar again

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Image caption Scotland's three main airports all recorded a rise in passenger numbers in August

Scotland's three main airports have continued to see passenger numbers rise, with the Commonwealth Games and World Pipe Band championships helping to boost Glasgow's figures.

Passenger numbers at Glasgow Airport rose 4.9% on the previous year in August, with international passengers up 8.9%.

More than 782,000 people passed through the airport.

Aberdeen saw an 8.8% rise, while Edinburgh saw a 2.9% increase.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "August was an extremely busy month for the airport and the city.

"We started the month by waving off the thousands of athletes who had descended on the city for the Commonwealth Games which were a resounding success.

"This was quickly followed by events such as the World Pipe Band Championships."

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