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Viking Air lays off 116, mostly at North Saanich plant

North Saanich, B.C. - North Saanich-based Viking Air Ltd. is cutting production and laying off 116 employees, saying some of its customers are unable to pay for aircraft they have ordered and the pace of future sales is slowing.


April 6, 2015
By The Times Colonist

The company, which manufactures Twin Otter aircraft at facilities in North Saanich and Calgary, announced Thursday it is cutting its staff to 432 people.

About 100 people are being laid off at Viking’s operation in North Saanich.

“This is a last resort — you don’t make these kinds of decisions quickly,” Viking president Dave Curtis said in an interview. | READ MORE

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