Jazz reaches a new tentative agreement with its dispatchers
HALIFAX,May 27, 2015/CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz"), a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., announced today that a new tentative agreement has been reached with the Canadian Air Line Dispatchers Association ('CALDA') who represents 62 Jazz dispatchers. The new labour agreement is subject to ratification by the majority of Jazz dispatchers. Additional information will be available following ratification, which is expected to be completed byJune 5, 2015.
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 inCanada, 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 4,100 professionals highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations. Jazz employees are an integral part of communities across our nation with 20% of our workforce based inAtlantic Canada, 45% based inCentral Canada, 34% based inWestern Canada, and 1% inNorthern Canada.
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 throughoutCanadaand to and from certain destinations inthe United States. In May of 2015 Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 770 departures per weekday to 54 destinations inCanadaand to 20 destinations inthe United States. With a fleet of 120 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 throughoutNorth Americawith 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.