Jazz flight attendants ratify labour agreement

HALIFAX, Sept. 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Jazz Aviation LP ('Jazz'), a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., announced today that its flight attendants, represented by the Canadian Flight Attendant Union ('CFAU'), have ratified their tentative agreement reached on August 27, 2015. The CFAU represents approximately 820 flight attendants employed at Jazz.

"I'm incredibly pleased with this milestone," said Colin Copp, Chief Administrative Officer at Jazz. "There was a significant amount of effort put forward by all and I offer my thanks to the union executive, the flight attendant group and the negotiating teams."

The term of the agreement extends to December 31, 2025; consistent with our capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Air Canada. The new collective agreement provides long-term labour stability, productivity enhancements and a transition to competitive labour costs.

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. Jazz employees are an integral part of communities across our nation with 20% of our workforce based in Atlantic Canada, 45% based in Central Canada, 34% based in Western Canada, and 1% in Northern 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 throughout Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States. In September 2015, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 800 departures per weekday to 55 destinations in Canada and to 19 destinations in the 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 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.


SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.

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


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