Passenger numbers at Cardiff Airport grew by 6% in July 2013 compared to the same time last year, according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority.
It follows a 9% growth in May and 10% growth in June, averaging 8.3% growth over the three months.
Airlines Vueling, Air Malta, and Aer Lingus showed the strongest growth.
The airport's chief executive Jon Horne said it was 'really positive news'.
The struggling airport was purchased by the Welsh Government for £52m earlier this year.
The newly-appointed CEO of Cardiff Airport says taking charge of the struggling premises 'will not be an easy task'.
Jon Horne added that he plans to 'listen to what people want from their airport and what businesses want'.
The former Managing Director of Cardiff Airport is returning as its new Chief Executive Officer, it has been announced.
Jon Horne held the position at the airport from 2001 to 2007 and previously worked at London City Airport and Sheffield Airport.
Last week the Welsh Government reached an agreement to buy the struggling airport.
Andrew RT Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group interrupted Labour's Mick Antoniw AM in plenary this afternoon and demanded an answer on the Welsh Government's plans to take over Cardiff airport.
A Conservative urgent question about the take-over was turned down by the Assembly's Presiding Officer, Rosemary Butler.
AMs have been recalled for one day from their Christmas recess to debate council tax benefit regulations.
A Conservative urgent question about the Welsh Government's plans to take over Cardiff International Airport has been turned down by the Assembly's Presiding Officer, Rosemary Butler. AMs have been recalled for one day from their Christmas recess to debate council tax benefit regulations.
The Conservatives wanted to use the opportunity to question Carwyn Jones about his announcement yesterday that his government is in negotiations to buy the airport from its present owners. It's a matter of judgement for the Presiding Officer whether to grant an urgent question.
I understand she decided that as today's meeting is an exceptional session, called to deal with specific business, it would be inappropriate to allow an urgent question on any topic. AMs could still link the purchase of the airport to the reduction in council tax benefit during today's debate.
Institute of Directors, Robert Lloyd Griffiths, says a modern and vibrant economy needs a comprehensive transport infrastructure.
Professor Stuart Cole from the University of Glamorgan believes Cardiff Airport could be run successfully by the Welsh Government.
Today the Welsh Conservatives are expected to ask an urgent question in the Senedd about the proposals.
The Welsh Conservatives are expected to ask an urgent question today over the Welsh Government's plan to buy Cardiff Airport.
First Minister Carwyn Jones announced the proposals yesterday amid growing concerns about the future of the airport.
The move, which is still subject to negotiations, has been attacked by the owners of the rival Bristol Airport and the Welsh Conservatives.
Cardiff's original airport, in Pengam Moors, opened in 1931 and operated until 1954.
The airport site near Rhoose village, in Vale of Glamorgan, opened as an airfield in 1942 and was used to train Spitfire pilots during the WWII.
1962 Main runway opened
1965 Ownership of the airport passed from the UK Government to Glamorgan County Council
1972 The new terminal building was officially opened by Prince Philip.
1986 The runway was extended by 750ft to accommodate Boeing 747 jumbo jets.
1990 Passenger flights topped 100,000 per year. 3years later reached 750,000
2007 Annual passenger numbers peaked at 2.7 million
2011 Bmibaby pulled its services from the airport
2011 reported operating loss of £319,000
The Welsh Government says it is prepared to use public money to buy the struggling Cardiff airport. The surprise move comes amid growing claims that the airport is not doing enough to attract passengers and businesses to boost the Welsh economy. Political reporter Owain Phillips reports,