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Jazz Aviation LP is recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top 25 Employers for the third year in a row

HALIFAX, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has been named one of Atlantic Canada's Top 25 Employers for 2014 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the third consecutive year.


"Once again, we are delighted to be recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's most attractive employers," said Colin Copp, Chief Administrative Officer, Jazz. "We continue to invest in programs that make Jazz a great workplace for our employees to develop and succeed. This award would not be possible without the strong commitment and dedication of our employees who pride themselves on our industry-leading reputation for safety and our outstanding customer service."

This designation is unique as the competition extends across all four of Canada's four Atlantic provinces. The annual competition evaluates and identifies the employers in Atlantic Canada that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Mediacorp's evaluation of the various candidates is based on an assessment focused on eight key aspects: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

Jazz was recognized for cultivating an ownership culture among employees, supporting ongoing employee education, and investing in the education of future generations.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is wholly owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. The Company operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline and has a workforce of approximately 4,760 professionals highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States. This month, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 750 departures per weekday to 54 destinations in Canada and to 25 destinations in the United States. With a fleet of 122 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft, Jazz flies more daily flights to more Canadian destinations than any other carrier.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

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