Passenger levels rose at all four airports operated by the Manchester Airports Group (Mag) last month.
Stansted numbers increased 11.6% to 2.03 million in August 2014 compared with August last year, while the number of passengers handled at Manchester airport rose 8.2% to 2.56 million.
East Midlands airport enjoyed a rise of 4.3% to 620,000, while Bournemouth was up 2.8% to 97,000.
Together, the four airports handled 8.9% more passengers last month than in August 2013. In the 12 months ending August 2014 the total for the four airports was 45.58 million - a 6.3% increase on the figure for the 12 months ending August 2013.