MORE than 100 people are facing redundacy at Leeds Bradford Airport as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the aviation industry.

The airport linked the redundancies to the "impact of the global pandemic" with chiefs warning of "short-term constraints" on the business.

158 employees face redundancy consultations with a view to losing 107 jobs.

A spokesperson for the airport said: “We are deeply saddened to be consulting with a number of colleagues due to the impact of the global pandemic.

"Like most businesses, we are operating in extraordinary circumstances and this has led to some difficult decisions.

"The long-term prognosis for aviation is very different to the short-term constraints our business faces and we regrettably must act to safeguard the business.”