What Is Air Canada Jazz?


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Jazz is an airline with a Capacity Purchase Agreement with Air Canada. The agreement allows Air Canada to purchase nearly all of Jazz's seats, allowing latter company to basically function as a contract carrier for the former. This arrangement mitigates Jazz's business risks, as seats are never left unsold. Air Canada benefits from commercial flexibility and connecting network traffic. The company once operated under the brand name Air Canada Jazz, but is now called Air Canada Express.

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Jazz is one of the world's largest regional airlines, flying to more Canadian destinations than any other carrier. It generally flies to smaller airports, but it also provides service to larger areas outside of peak hours. As of 2016, the company offers 690 flights daily to 74 total destinations across North America. The company's affiliations with Air Canada and the Star Alliance allow it to offer connections to destinations outside of North America.

The company's Canadian-made CRJ705 passenger jet features Wi-Fi service and a personal entertainment system, allowing passengers to choose from a variety of television and satellite radio programming. Movies are also available on some flights. Jazz's fleet uses some of the most energy-efficient planes available.

Jazz does not offer seats directly, instead referring prospective customers to book a flight with Air Canada on its official website, FlyJazz.ca.

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