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Jazz Aviation LP is selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top 25 Employers for Fifth Consecutive Year

HALIFAX, Jan. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top 25 Employers for 2016 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the fifth consecutive year.

"Jazz is delighted to be one of Atlantic Canada's most attractive employers once again," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "We continue to invest in the well-being of our employees through programs and working conditions that promote a healthy, thriving workforce".

This designation is unique as the competition extends across all four of Canada's 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 supporting ongoing employee development with formal mentoring and tuition subsidies; encouraging employees to prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a pension plan; cultivating an ownership culture; and supporting employee social activities throughout the year.

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. and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry. As the largest regional airline 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 currently has a workforce of approximately 4,200 professionals highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, 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. In January 2016, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 690 departures per weekday to 56 destinations in Canada and to 18 destinations in the United States. With a fleet of 118 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft, Jazz flies more daily flights to more Canadian destinations than any other airline.

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: Manon Stuart, (902) 873-5054, Halifax, Nova Scotia,; Teri Udle, (902) 873-5047, Halifax, Nova Scotia,; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, Ontario,