Scotland's biggest airports recorded their busiest ever month on record in July, with almost 2.5 million passengers using the country's two main hubs.
More than 1.4 million passengers passed through Edinburgh Airport, making it the busiest ever month recorded at a Scottish airport.
American Airlines boosted cargo volumes by a huge 44 percent driving growth in trade with North America.
United Kingdom destinations also jumped up 5% after Flybe's recent decision to introduce flights from Heathrow to Scotland.
Trade with East Asia also saw an uplift on the back of strong growth to China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
"With more passengers than ever and trade growing at the fastest rate ever recorded, Heathrow is helping Britain show the world our country is open for business", he said.
Norwich Airport has been highly rated for providing assistance to passengers with a disability
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a report that assesses the top 30 United Kingdom airports on the quality of assistance they provide to passengers with a disability.
The report found that six airports provide "very good" assistance support, while 20 were described as "good".
The CAA report said, "We acknowledge that Heathrow has certain challenges, in particular long walking distances and high numbers of passengers that need assistance at the airport, which puts pressure on it to deliver a consistent and high quality assistance service".
More than three million people with a disability requested extra help when travelling by air in the United Kingdom a year ago - a rise of more than 66% since 2010. East Midlands, Exeter, Heathrow and Manchester airports that have been rated "poor" have all now committed to make improvements and the CAA expects work to implement these plans to start immediately.
The airport said Middle Eastern destinations in particular were popular for travellers, as fuller aircraft led to a seven per cent rise in passengers to the area, while United Kingdom destinations also posted five per cent passenger growth after Flybe launched flights from Heathrow to Scotland earlier this year.
The British Government's Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, said: "It is vital that everyone can access and use transport services, and the CAA is doing excellent work around this. Unfortunately, substantive issues still exist with the quality of the assistance service provided at Heathrow", said the report.