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Thomas Cook Canada Plans To Discontinue Flight Services Deal With Jazz Aviation

4/13/2012 12:27 PM ET

Chorus Aviation Inc., (CHR_A.TO: Quote,CHR_B.TO: Quote) said its subsidiary, Jazz Aviation LP, has received notification from Thomas Cook Canada Inc. of its intention to discontinue operating dedicated charter aircraft, branded as Thomas Cook Canada, due to market conditions.

As a consequence, the remaining three years of the five-year flight services agreement with Jazz will be terminated effective April 30, 2012, Chorus Aviation said.

In 2010, Jazz signed a five-year flight services agreement with Thomas Cook to operate a dedicated charter fleet of six Boeing 757-200 aircraft to various sun destinations from Canadian gateways during the winter season.

Chorus Aviation noted that Jazz will continue to operate the Thomas Cook Canada flights, as scheduled, for the remainder of the winter 2011-2012 program and proceed with the normal seasonal wind down of this operation by April 28, 2012.

As the majority of Thomas Cook flying block hours planned for the year 2012 will be completed by April 28, 2012, there will be no change to Jazz's billable block-hour guidance for the year ended December 31, 2012 of between 385,000 and 400,000, Chorus Aviation noted.

Jazz and Thomas Cook have reached a commercial settlement in respect of the termination of the flight services agreement, the economic terms of which reflect the original and intended expiration of the agreement, regarding the recovery of certain initial start-up costs and foregone revenues. The details of this settlement are confidential under its terms.

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