Wheels Up: A look back at its road to the New York Stock Exchange

Renamed Wheels Up Experience is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol UP. Here’s how it got there…

It was a cold New York morning just over two-and-a-half years ago that Wheels Up founder and CEO Kenny Dichter announced on CNBC he had hired Bank of America and Goldman Sachs to explore strategic initiatives. Yesterday, he rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, marking the private aviation provider’s first day as a publicly traded company.

American Express selects Wheels Up as Premium Private Jet Program partner

Wheels Up

Wheels Up replaces Delta Private Jets as the exclusive American Express Premium Private Jet Program provider for U.S. Centurion and Platinum cardmembers

Wheels Up is the new American Express Premium Private Jet Program partner. It replaces Delta Private Jets, the Amex partner since 2016. Wheels Up, of course, purchased Delta Private Jets in a deal that closed a year ago in January. In other words, Wheels Up essentially renewed the existing DPJ partnership. However, that analysis ignores that the terms of the new relationship are significantly different.

Magellan Jets adds perks on Challenger 300/350, Gulfstream 450

Bombardier Challenger 350

Boston-based jet card broker Magellan Jets is adding perks if you buy 100 hours of flight time on a Gulfstream G450 or Challenger 300/350

Magellan Jets is offering two extra-value packages if you purchase 100 hours of flight time on a Gulfstream G450 or Challenger 300/350. The offer runs through May 31.

Aero extends Aspen, adds Napa by-the-seat private flights

Aero cabin interior

Aero is extending its jet sharing private flights by adding a Van Nuys to Napa route and extending its scheduled flights to Aspen

Jet sharing scheduled private aviation service Aero launched by Uber co-founder Garrett Camp is adding a second route. The new flights were first reported by Aviation International News last week.

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