Passenger numbers at Dundee Airport have fallen by more than 500 for the first quarter, bucking a trend across the rest of the country.
At Dundee, numbers fell by 537 over the quarter compared to last year, according to figures released by Highlands and Islands Airport Ltd (HIAL).
In the first three months of 2015, only 4,248 passengers used the city’s airport, compared with 4,785 last year, which is a fall of 11%.
However, a change of services provided at Dundee Airport is being blamed for the decline.
A spokesman for HIAL said: “The comparison is not entirely representative given that services switched from London City to Stansted at the end of March 2014.
“A more accurate picture of demand is expected in April when the figures will show a like for like comparison.”
The figures show that between January and March this year, HIAL’s 11 airports handled 314,136 passengers, an increase of 8.7% on the same period last year.
Wick John O’Groats, benefiting from an upsurge in energy-related traffic, reported a 64.5% increase in passenger numbers.
The biggest upsurge, in numerical terms, was recorded at Inverness where a new service to Dublin, the return of winter flights to Geneva and increased capacity on the Manchester route, saw the airport gain more than 29,000 passengers.
Elsewhere, Benbecula, Islay and Stornoway also recorded increased passenger numbers.
At Sumburgh, a drop in the number of flights in January and February resulted in fewer passengers.
However, the airport returned to growth in March.
Inglis Lyon, managing director of HIAL, said: “We are pleased to have started 2015 on such a high, particularly at Inverness and Wick John O’Groats, which have both enjoyed strong growth during the first quarter.”