Jazz Technical Services division ratifies labour agreement

HALIFAX, Feb. 19, 2016 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’), a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., announced today that its Technical Services division, represented by Unifor, have ratified their tentative agreement reached on January 28, 2016. Unifor represents approximately 820 maintenance and engineering employees at Jazz.

"I sincerely thank our employees and representatives from Unifor," said Colin Copp, President of Jazz. "Your dedication and professionalism was evident during this process and I thank you for sharing Jazz’s long-term vision."

The new collective agreement provides long-term labour stability to 2025, 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 February 2016, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 690 departures per weekday to 55 destinations in Canada and to 16 destinations in the United States. With a fleet of 111 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.