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Jazz Aviation LP ranks among North America's top five on-time performing regional airlines for second consecutive year

HALIFAX, Jan. 15, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has placed among North America's top five on-time performing regional airlines for flight arrivals as reported by FlightStats Inc., a leading global flight and airport information service. This marks Jazz's second consecutive year to achieve this position.

"Jazz operates more flights to more Canadian destinations than any other airline and to some of the most challenging locations," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "Our team of airline professionals is highly experienced in the complex world of regional operations. This achievement is a credit to the caliber of our employees and their ongoing commitment to our industry-leading reputation for safety, operational excellence and outstanding customer service."

FlightStats publishes its On-Time Performance Services Awards annually to recognize those airlines that achieve consistently high performance and deliver on their promise to carry passengers to their destinations in a timely fashion. In selecting the top airlines, FlightStats examines carriers around the world that deliver the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.

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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