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Jazz Aviation LP is named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the third consecutive year

HALIFAX, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2014 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the third year in a row.

"This award celebrates differences and values the uniqueness that each individual has to offer," said Colin Copp, Chief Administrative Officer, Jazz. "At Jazz, diversity is not a program - it is core to the makeup of our people and business. We believe that by optimizing the strengths of our employees and reflecting the tremendous diversity that exists within the many communities we serve, we strengthen our team."

This special award recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. The annual competition evaluates a range of diversity initiatives, including programs for five major employee groups: women; members of visible minorities; persons with disabilities; aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered/transsexual peoples.

Jazz was recognized for promoting a culture that embraces diversity and fosters inclusion through a number of initiatives aimed at making current and prospective employees feel welcome and valued, and by forming partnerships with organizations that seek to support our goal.

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 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. The Company operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline and has a workforce of approximately 4,760 professionals highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

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.  This month, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 750 departures per weekday to 54 destinations in Canada and to 25 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 carrier.

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.

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