The number of passengers using Aberdeen International Airport grew to more than 250,000 last month.
Official stats show 251,851 fliers used the Dyce facility in April – a rise of 1.5% on the previous month.
Bosses at the airport said the increase has been driven by the introduction of nine new routes in the past year.
Managing director Carol Benzie said: “It is extremely encouraging to see our international and domestic traffic perform well. We have added nine new routes over the course of the past year and this has contributed to us seeing a slow but steady increase in fixed wing passengers.
“Last month our route development team attended the annual Routes Europe conference in Belfast along with more than 100 airlines and we have received encouraging feedback which we will follow-up on. I believe there remains a real opportunity for leisure and city break capacity at Aberdeen.
“We have demonstrated that with strong performance on the routes that we’ve launched over the past 12 months and we’ll continue to present our business cases.
“We are also making real progress on our terminal redevelopment works and the initial phase of our new international arrivals area will open on May 30, just over two weeks away. The work we have been carrying out will have a transformational effect on the airport and it will ultimately provide passengers, airlines and the city with an airport they can all be proud of.”
In recent weeks the airport has further expanded its route network 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.
Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald said: “I welcome the continued positive trend in passenger numbers at Aberdeen International Airport. There is an appetite for travel from people in the North-east and these figures show that.”