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Air Canada Jazz
Air Canada Jazz is Air Canada's largest regional carrier. The regional carrier is wholly owned by Air Canada and it flies to destinations in Canada and the United States using the De Havilland Canada Dash 8 and Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet aircraft.
In February 2005, Air Canada announced that it would shift much of its flying from its own mainline and regional jets to Air Canada Jazz's planes in cities across Canada and the U.S. The move was controversial, since it essentially shifted high paying Air Canada jobs to lower wage Jazz positions. The former Air Canada employees will be laid off and need to reapply for their former jobs with Air Canada Jazz. The move is still pending the outcome of union arbitration.
The switch to Jazz service means the elimination of Air Canada jet flights to Charlottetown, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Québec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, and Whitehorse. However, customers in most markets will likely not see a change in service, since Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz already operate identical Canadair Regional Jet aircraft in most markets. The most significant change will be the loss of Airbus A320 and Airbus A319 flights (mid-size, dual-class passenger jets seating between 120-140 passengers) to Charlottetown, Moncton, Québec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, and Whitehorse.
- IATA Code: QK
- ICAO Code: JZA
- Callsign: Jazz
Air Canada Jazz operates out of several Canadian airports, such as:
- Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia near Vancouver
- Calgary International Airport in Calgary, Alberta
- London International Airport in London, Ontario
- Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario (near Toronto)
- Toronto City Centre Airport in Toronto
- Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario
- Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Quebec
- Halifax International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia, near Halifax
|British Aerospace BAe 146-200||10||Short haul / domestic|
|Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ 200 ER)||10||Short haul / domestic|
|De Havilland Canada DHC-8-100 Dash 8||50||Short haul / domestic|
|De Havilland Canada DHC-8-300 Dash 8||23||Short haul / domestic|
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