Jazz Aviation LP ranks first for on-time performance among Canadian carriers

Ten consecutive months in the leading position

HALIFAX, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") today announced it ranked first among Canadian carriers for arrival on-time performance for the month of September 2013, as reported by FlightStats Inc. This marks Jazz's 10th consecutive month in the leading position among Canadian carriers, and also places it among North America's top five on-time performing airlines for the past five months, according to the leading global flight and airport information service.

"Our operational expertise has allowed us to build a company of superior scope and scale, and has earned us a reputation for safe, reliable and efficient service," said Jolene Mahody, Chief Operating Officer, Jazz. "Jazz's extensive footprint includes the operation of more daily flights than any other Canadian carrier and flights to some of the most challenging destinations. My thanks go to our employees who are committed to providing a safe, on-time and customer-friendly service. These comparative statistics are a testament to the expertise and service excellence delivered by our team at Jazz."

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 has a workforce of approximately 5,000 professionals highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

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.

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 Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States. In October 2013, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 757 departures per weekday to 78 destinations in Canada and in the United States with a fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz:  Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of five 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: Chorus Aviation Inc.

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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