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Jazz Aviation is a Canadian regional charter carrier. The airline was originally founded by Air Canada in 2002 but then became an independent entity in 2006. However, it continues to work with Air Canada and flies the Air Canada Express routes in Canada and the USA. As of June 2020, 89 destinations are served within the two countries, carrying 30,000 passengers.

A fleet of regional jets and turboprops are operated by the carrier, such as the CRJ 200, Dash 8 and the Q400. Not only does it operates Air Canada Express routes, but it also provides other services including flight operations services, charter flights, ground handling, etc.

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Baggage Policy

There is a different baggage policy for checked and carry on bags. This is also dependent on the route taken so it's important to check before you fly.

Carry-on Baggage

All passengers are allowed to bring one carry-on baggage and one personal item onboard. Carry-on baggage does not have any weight restrictions but it must be light enough to store in the overhead lockers. It cannot exceed 55cm x 23cm x 40cm (21.5" x 9" x 15.5") either.

Checked Baggage

Baggage allowance varies between routes, so please check your ticket for more information or contact our customer service team during office hours.

Cabin Classes

The airline operates on behalf of Air Canada Express; the aircraft will be branded in the Air Canada Express livery, and passengers can expect to receive the premium service that they experience on all Air Canada Express flights.


Jazz Aviationoperates on behalf of Air Canada Express, hence, the check-in deadlines would depend on Air Canada Express.

Regardless of the airline operating, valid photo identification will be required from check-in to arrival. This could be a passport or a driving license. Please always bring these valid travel documents during the journey.

Online Check-in

Online check-in can be done via the Air Canada website.

Airport Check-in

Airport check-in closes 45 minutes prior to departure for domestic Canadian flights and closes 60 minutes before departure for US flights.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Jazz Aviation operate under Air Canada's frequent flyer programme, Air Canada Altitude.

Air Canada Altitude

Any flights purchased under the Air Canada brand will receive the rewards from the Air Canada frequent flyer programme, which is called 'Air Canada Altitude'. This programme allows members to earn points from buying Air Canada tickets or product from its partners.

Members can enjoy a variety of benefits when points reached a certain threshold. These privileges include priority boarding and check-in, access to the lounge, cabin class upgrade, complimentary checked baggage, free Wi-Fi, priority seat selection and many more.

Airline Alliance

As Jazz Aviation is owned by Air Canada, who is a Star Alliance member, the airline is, therefore, an affiliate member of Star Alliance.

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Destinations that Jazz Aviation flies to

Jazz Aviation operates in Canada and the U.S including Calgary, Toronto, Windsor, Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver, Denver, Cincinnati, Houston, etc.

Top Tip: If you're looking to book flights in Canada, take a look at our guide to domestic flights in Canada for more information, including popular airlines, travel advice, and FAQs.

Domestic Destinations

The airline flies to the following destinations in Canada:

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Food & Drink

Depending on the ticket purchased, free food may or may not be available onboard. However, passengers can buy snacks, sandwiches or non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages onboard as long as it's on the menu.

All item purchased will be charged in Canadian dollars and only credit cards are accepted.

Hub Airport

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport(YHZ)

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) was opened in 1960 and currently operated by the Halifax International Airport Authority. It is located in Goffs, Nova Scotia. It has one passenger terminal and two active runways currently available.

Airlines flying to and from Halifax Stanfield International Airport include Air Canada, Air Saint-Pierre, Porter Airlines, Swoop, United Airlines and WestJet.


As of June 2020, Jazz Aviation flies the CRJ 900, CRJ 200, Q400 NextGen, Dash 8-300 and Dash 8-100. These aircraft are ideal for regional services in the airline's network.


17th March 2021

Jazz Aviation to become the sole Express operator of Air Canada Express services

Jazz Aviation has approved a deal that will allow the airline to become an exclusive operator of Air Canada Express flights. Air Canada will transfer the operation of its Embraer E175 fleet to Jazz, making Jazz the sole operator of Air Canada Express services. Air Canada has been realigning its regional services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will help the airline further achieve efficiencies and reduce operating costs.