Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz is a Canadian regional airline, operating as Air Canada’s “Express” brand (as of 2012, Air Canada retired the Jazz brand and created a new name/brand for it’s regional operations, Air Canada Express).  The airline is based in Halifax and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chorus Aviation.

The airline, under Air Canada, serves 79 destinations.  These destinations, both in Canada & the US, are served under a Capacity Purchase Agreement or CPA.

The CPA dictates that Air Canada sets the flight schedule and routes for Jazz/Air Canada Express, and purchases all of the airlines seats at predetermined rates.

The airlines fleet consists of: Bombardier Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300, Dash 8 Q400, CRJ200 and CRJ705.

Interesting (perhaps scary to some) fact:  As of August 2008, Jazz/Air Canada Express stopped storing life jackets in their aircraft.  The seat cushions are your flotation devices.  Legal? Yes, it is.  If the aircraft stays within 50nm (93km) of land, the airline does not have to provide flotation devices, such as life jackets.


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