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HALIFAX, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") is pleased to announce a collaboration with Toronto-based design firm Creative Group Interiors to raise funds for charity. Creative Group Interiors' principal designer, Aisan Ahmadi, has taken retired aircraft parts from Jazz airplanes and transformed them into uniquely designed furniture. The pieces will be auctioned off at the Interior Design Show in Toronto starting today, with all proceeds going to charity.

This was made possible by 3 Points Aviation, a supplier and manufacturer of aircraft parts, who brought Jazz together with Ahmadi at Creative Group Interiors.

"Jazz has a long history with 3 Points Aviation and we are honoured to participate in this special project," said Jolene Mahody, Chief Operating Officer at Jazz. "We are proud of all the communities we serve and feel that Chisholm Services for Children is a well-deserving organization for Jazz to contribute to."

Jazz will donate their half of the proceeds to Nova Scotia's Chisholm Services for Children (www.chisholm4children.ca). Creative Group Interiors will donate theirs to ONEXONE (www.onexone.org).

Some of the extraordinary pieces up for bid include a bar table made from engine parts, a bar made from an airplane galley and a desk made of an aircraft wing. The furniture will be displayed only at the Interior Design Show (Booth #442), and the auction will start at the opening night party this evening and will close at the end of the exhibition on Sunday, January 26, 2014. The bidding will happen through silent auction in the booth and online at www.32auctions.com/aircraftfurniture.

"We believe in designing for the future and helping to build better communities," said Ahmadi. "I had a lot of fun designing these furniture pieces and I hope we can make a small difference with what we have done here."

About Creative Group Interiors

Creative Group Interiors is a Toronto based design firm specializing in all aspects of Residential and Commercial design projects that believes in giving back to the environment through sustainable design and is involved in giving back to the community through charities and fundraising. At Creative Group Interiors provides clients with personalized design service and customized interior solutions that will help them achieve their dream space.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is wholly owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. The Company operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline and has a workforce of approximately 4,760 professionals highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP:  Air Canada Express and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States. This month, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 750 departures per weekday to 54 destinations in Canada and to 25 destinations in the United States. With a fleet of 122 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft, Jazz flies more daily flights to more Canadian destinations than any other carrier.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca.

SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.

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