AC, Chorus Aviation Comment On Additional Capacity Arrangement
Air Canada and Chorus Aviation Inc. — parent company of Jazz Aviation LP commented on Air Canada’s arrangement for additional flying capacity with another airline for up to six De Havilland Canada DHC-8 aircraft.
Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, said that: “Jazz is our long-term Air Canada Express partner, and we are working together to increase flying activity within the framework of our existing CPA given the current, industry wide pilot situation.”
Rousseau continued: “As these efforts continue, and to help meet the needs and expectations of the travelling public, Air Canada has entered into a bridging arrangement with another airline to provide additional regional capacity on select routes in eastern Canada.”
Colin Copp, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chorus, said that: “Chorus understands that Air Canada is increasing capacity to meet travel demand and that the addition of these aircraft is a bridging solution. We confirm that this agreement does not impact Chorus financially.”