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Jazz Aviation launches Searching for Santa holiday video

HALIFAX, Dec. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") is pleased to launch their holiday video, Searching for Santa, available here. Starting in late November, Jazz has been making magical holiday memories for some very deserving children across Canada. These moments were captured on video and Jazz invites everyone to share in the excitement of being a child again at Christmas.

"The Searching for Santa program, and giving back to our communities, is what Jazz is all about," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "Our employees have been organizing these events for 25 years and I'm so pleased to be sharing this story. A tremendous amount of work is involved, but seeing the smiles and excitement on the faces of each child is the ultimate gift for our employees."

This year's Searching for Santa program hosted events in five cities: Halifax, Toronto, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver. In each location, a local organizing committee, along with volunteer flight crews, welcomed children aboard Jazz flights to the 'North Pole' in search of Santa using special radar equipment 'powered' by Christmas spirit and carol-singing. The 'performance rating' was high as 100% of the flights located Santa, and the children received snacks and gifts once back on the ground.

"There is so much that goes into making this event happen, and we are grateful," said Gillian Lagambina with Canuck Place Children's Hospice; partner organization for the Vancouver event for the past four years. "You bring so much joy, happiness and smiles to the children. Watching the kids – both young and old – is always so magical."

These events rely on contributions from many partner organizations in each community, which are acknowledged at the end of the video. Jazz wishes to extend thanks to each organization.

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 4200 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 117 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of 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,