The airport told employees it would make a “very significant” loss this financial year and its position was “unsustainable”.   It said passenger numbers had plunged from more than 870,000 in May 2019 to just 874 in the same month this year.  The airport has now started a 30-day consultation with staff over the redundancies.  Dave Lees, chief executive of Bristol Airport said: “It is with much regret that we are having to make the announcement which will impact on our people during this difficult period. However we need to ensure that we are making the right decisions to protect the future outlook of the airport.