Chorus Aviation Inc. welcomes Richard Falconer to its Board of Directors

HALIFAX, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ – Richard McCoy, Chairman of Chorus Aviation Inc. ("Chorus") (TSX: CHR.B CHR.A CHR.DB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard (Dick) Falconer to the Board of Directors of Chorus effective March 1, 2012.

"I've known and had the pleasure of working with Dick over the years, and we're very fortunate to have him join our Board," stated Mr. McCoy. "With over 40 years in capital markets and corporate financing, Dick will bring a fresh perspective as we explore new opportunities for Chorus."

Resignation of David L. Emerson, P.C.

On February 27, 2012, the Government of Canada announced the launch of its Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies and that David L. Emerson, P.C. was appointed to head the review.  In light of this appointment, Mr. Emerson tendered his resignation from the Chorus Board of Directors. Mr. Emerson joined the Chorus Board of Directors in March 2010.

"David has been a very effective and highly respected member of our Board and I sincerely thank him for his time and hard work," commented Mr. McCoy.

Richard Douglas Falconer, Biography

The majority of Mr. Falconer's career was spent with CIBC World Markets Inc., where he retired after 40 years of service as Vice Chairman and Managing Director.  In addition to being responsible for senior investment banking relationships, he sat on a number of committees at the bank.  Mr. Falconer's experience has spanned various industries and he has provided written and expert regulatory testimony before many utility boards across Canada.

Mr. Falconer is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Resolute Forest Products and the Bridgepoint Health Foundation.