Monday, January 19, 2015
Air Canada looks to update Jazz fleet over the decade
Though with those changes, may come a few questions as to the number of flights and the frequency of them when it comes to serving the region in the years to come.
With the terms of a recent 11 year contract agreement with Air Canada pilots now complete, but yet to be ratified, Chorus aviation which operates Jazz is turning its attention to the planes that criss cross around British Columbia and beyond.
The modernization of the fleet will see Jazz add 23 Dash 8 Q400 aircraft to replace 34 Dash 8 100 and 25 CRJ 200 aircraft, which will in the end see Jazz reduce its fleet from 122 planes to a minimum of 101 by the end of 2020 and 86 by the end of 2025.
Those smaller planes for the most part, make up the bulk of the currently scheduled flights into the Northwest region. How the shift to larger capacity aircraft, but with a reduced inventory, might translate into flight scheduling and flight frequency to the Northwest remains to be outlined by Jazz officials.
Chorus aviation outlined the planned purchase timeline through a media release last week
You can learn more about the Q400 aircraft here from the Bomardier Q400 home page and Q400 overview page
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