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Chorus Aviation Inc. Announces First Quarter Dividend


HALIFAX, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ("Chorus") (TSX: CHR.B CHR.A CHR.DB) today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per Class A and Class B share payable on or after April 16, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2013. These dividends qualify as eligible dividends in Canada and qualifying dividends in the United States.

About Chorus Aviation Inc.

Chorus Aviation Inc. ("Chorus") was incorporated on September 27, 2010 and is a dividend-paying holding company which owns Jazz Aviation LP and Chorus Leasing III Inc.

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.

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. Jazz currently operates scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 780 departures per weekday to 82 destinations in Canada and in the United States with a fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

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.

Media Contacts:

Manon Stuart   (902) 873-5054 Halifax  manon.stuart@flyjazz.ca Debra Williams  (519) 457-8071 London  debra.williams@flyjazz.ca

Investor Relations:

(902) 873-5094 investorsinfo@chorusaviation.ca

www.chorusaviation.ca

SOURCE: CHORUS AVIATION INC.

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CO: Jazz ST: Nova Scotia NI: AIR DIV FIN

-0- Mar/19/2013 12:00 GMT

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