HALIFAX, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Today, Jazz Air LP ("Jazz") President and Chief
Executive Officer, Joseph Randell, announced the following executive
appointments. As part of Jazz's ongoing cost-saving initiatives, and to
re-assign the duties of its recently vacated position of Chief Operating
Officer, the following executive reorganization has been implemented. These
individuals will report to Joseph Randell and are effective immediately.
Nick Careen has been appointed Senior Vice President Operations.
Mr. Careen was appointed Vice President, Systems Operations Control and
Airports on September 3, 2007. His career in the airline industry began with
Air Nova in 1994 and has included various positions within Operations. In
addition to his current areas of responsibility, Inflight Services and Flight
Operations will be added to his division.
Colin Copp has been appointed Senior Vice President Employee Relations.
Mr. Copp previously held the position of Vice President, Employee Relations,
and began his career with AirBC over twenty years ago. Mr. Copp is responsible
for Labour Relations, Human Resources and Corporate Development, Employee
Payroll, Pension and Benefits, and Corporate Communications.
Jolene Mahody has been appointed Senior Vice President Operations
Support. Ms. Mahody previously held the position of Vice President, Corporate
Strategy, and began her career with Air Nova sixteen years ago serving in
various finance roles. In addition to Ms. Mahody's current responsibilities
for Six Sigma, Project Management, and Strategic Procurement, the departments
of Maintenance and Engineering, and Facilities will be added to her division.
"I've enjoyed working with Nick, Colin and Jolene for many years and have
developed a deep respect for their expertise and personal integrity," said
Joseph Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jazz. "The extensive
experience and knowledge of these individuals will further strengthen our
organization as we continue to navigate Jazz towards future growth and
About Jazz Air Income Fund
Jazz Air Income Fund is an unincorporated, open-ended trust established
under the laws of the Province of Ontario, created to indirectly acquire and
hold an interest in the outstanding limited partnership units of Jazz Air LP.
Jazz is the second largest airline in Canada based on fleet size and the
number of routes operated. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more
Canadian destinations than any other Canadian carrier. Jazz forms an integral
part of Air Canada's domestic and transborder market presence and strategy.
Jazz is owned by Jazz Air Income Fund (TSX: JAZ.UN).
Jazz is not a typical airline. The airline has a commercial agreement
with Air Canada that is the core of its business. Under the Capacity Purchase
Agreement (CPA), Air Canada currently purchases substantially all of Jazz's
fleet capacity based on predetermined rates. The CPA provides commercial
flexibility, low trip costs and connecting network traffic to Air Canada.
Also, the CPA reduces Jazz's financial and business risks, and provides a
stable foundation for day-to-day operations and future growth.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: Debra Williams, (519) 659-5696,
London; Analyst Contact: Nathalie Megann (902) 873-5094; www.flyjazz.ca