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Press release from CNW Group

Jazz Flight Dispatchers ratify labour agreement

Friday, September 07, 2012

Jazz Flight Dispatchers ratify labour agreement20:28 EDT Friday, September 07, 2012HALIFAX, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") announced today that their Flight Dispatchers, represented by the Canadian Air Line Dispatchers Association (CALDA) have ratified a tentative agreement which was reached on August 31, 2012. The agreement will be in place for a six-year period.CALDA represents approximately 67 Flight Dispatchers employed at Jazz."Congratulations and thank you to all who have been involved in this process. The successful conclusion of the ratification process is an important step forward as we continue to strengthen our business and enhance our competitive position in the marketplace," said Jolene Mahody, Chief Operating Officer of Jazz.About Jazz Aviation LPJazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry.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. Jazz currently operates scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 825 departures per weekday to 84 destinations in Canada and in the United States with a fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.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.SOURCE: CHORUS AVIATION INC.For further information: Media Contacts: Manon Stuart (902) 873-5054 Halifax, Nova Scotia Debra Williams (519) 457-8071 London, Ontario