Air Canada and Chorus Aviation finalise amended and extended CPA for Jazz Regional Flying

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 4, 2019 11:33

Air Canada and Chorus Aviation finalise amended and extended CPA for Jazz Regional Flying

Air Canada and Chorus Aviation, the parent company of Jazz Aviation, have confirmed that all conditions have been met and the previously announced amendment and extension of the Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) between Air Canada and Jazz has become effective. As announced on January 14, 2019, the improved CPA is effective retroactively as of January 1, 2019 and extends to December 31, 2035.

As part of the agreement to amend the CPA, Air Canada has also completed the $97.26 million equity investment in Chorus previously announced on January 14, 2019. Air Canada has acquired 15,561,600 Class B Voting Shares in the capital of Chorus, representing approximately 9.99% of the issued and outstanding Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares of Chorus on a combined basis.

“Our improved CPA with Jazz, including our equity investment in Chorus, deepens an already strong partnership to the advantage of all parties and their stakeholders. It equips Air Canada with additional cost-effective means to compete in the all-important regional market segment and provides long-term stability to Chorus and Jazz. The ultimate beneficiaries of this agreement will be our customers, as it gives us greater flexibility to operate the aircraft best-suited to the communities we serve on convenient schedules, better connecting travellers to Air Canada’s global network,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive of Air Canada.

“We are extremely pleased and proud to have secured this long-term agreement with Air Canada,” said Joe Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chorus. “The strong alliance with Air Canada ensures a joint strategic response to an ever-changing industry. The benefits for both parties are significant and position us well for the future.”

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 4, 2019 11:33