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Jazz Aviation LP named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

HALIFAX, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has been selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for 2015 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Jazz was also honoured in this category in 2012 and 2014.

"Young people are the future of our company," said Colin Copp, Chief Administrative Officer at Jazz. "We are proud to be one of Canada's leaders in supporting the careers and professional development of younger workers."

First published in 2002, the Canada's Top Employers for Young People competition is organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation's best benefits for younger workers.

Jazz was recognized for the variety of programs offered in support of developing our future leaders. Examples include a tuition assistance program; partnerships with aviation and community college(s); scholarship awards; mentorship opportunities; a culture of continuous improvement; flexible and dynamic work environments; and the excitement of a career in the airline industry.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. 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. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4100 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 North America with a fleet of 121 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of four 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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For further information: Media Contacts: Teri Udle, (902) 873-5047, Halifax, NS,; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, Ontario,