HALIFAX, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has been recognized as one of Nova Scotia's Top 15 Employers for 2015 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the fourth consecutive year.
"Jazz is honoured to be recognized once again," said Colin Copp, Chief Administrative Officer, Jazz. "This award acknowledges the professionalism and dedication of Jazz employees who are focused on providing a safe, enjoyable and reliable service to our customers. We believe in investing in the well-being of our employees and in ensuring they have a workplace that supports them."
This special designation recognizes the employers in Nova Scotia that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Mediacorp's evaluation of the various candidates is based on an assessment focused on eight key aspects: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
Jazz was recognized for supporting ongoing employee development with formal mentoring, encouraging employees to prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a pension plan, cultivating an ownership culture and providing employees with work-life balance options.
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 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 21% of our workforce based in Atlantic Canada, 46% based in Central Canada, 32% 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 December of 2014 Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 735 departures per weekday to 54 destinations in Canada and to 18 destinations in the United States. With a fleet of 122 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 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.