Jazz Aviation LP named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for a fifth consecutive year

HALIFAX, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Once again Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has earned a spot on Mediacorp Canada Inc.'s Canada's Best Diversity Employers listing, an annual survey of Canadian businesses.

"Diversity has been a long-standing priority at Jazz. Facilitating inclusion by acknowledging the unique and diverse perspectives of all individuals creates one incredible team of employees," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "Being selected one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for five years in a row attests to our efforts to create a working environment where employees feel that they are part of a collective team that supports individuality."

This special award recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. The annual competition evaluates a range of diversity initiatives, including programs for five major employee groups: women; members of visible minorities; persons with disabilities; aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered/transsexual peoples.

Jazz was recognized for promoting a culture that embraces diversity and fosters inclusion through a number of initiatives aimed at making current and prospective employees feel welcome and valued, and by forming resource groups to support employees' personal and professional needs.

Those interested in a career with Jazz are invited to consult the recruitment section of our website at http://www.flyjazz.ca/en/home/aboutjazz/careers/default.aspx.

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 February 2016, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 690 departures per weekday to 55 destinations in Canada and to 16 destinations in the United States. With a fleet of 111 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.

For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca.



For further information: Media Contacts: Manon Stuart, (902) 873-5054 Halifax, Nova Scotia, manon.stuart@flyjazz.ca; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769 Toronto, Ontario, debra.williams@flyjazz.ca

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