Jazz Aviation LP named one of Canada's Best Diversity employers for fourth consecutive year

HALIFAX, April 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2015 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the fourth year in a row.

"Diversity is a fundamental part of Jazz's people and our business; and we are thrilled to be recognized for a fourth consecutive year," said Colin Copp, Chief Administrative Officer at Jazz.

"We value our culture that celebrates unique perspectives and individual differences – and as an organization, we are stronger because of it."

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 partnerships with organizations that seek to support our goal.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is wholly 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 carrier 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. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4100 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America with a fleet of 122 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of three 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.

 

SOURCE Jazz

For further information: Teri Udle, (902) 873-5047, Halifax, NS, teri.lake@flyjazz.ca; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, Ontario, debra.williams@flyjazz.ca


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