Jet card brand Marquis Jet has been retired by NetJets. It was acquired when it bought Marquis Jet Partners in 2010
The jet card world is losing another iconic brand. After Wheels Up dropped the Delta Private Jets brand in February, NetJets has retired the Marquis Jet brand. It had been using the mark for its jet cards.
Kenny Dichter and Wheels Up doled out less than $100 million in cash to build the second-largest private jet operator with a $2 billion valuation
When Wheels Up’s acquired 5th-biggest Part 135 charter operator Mountain Aviation in January, it pushed the group past Directional Aviation’s Flexjet as the second-largest for-hire private aircraft operator in the U.S. For Wheels Up founder and CEO Kenny Dichter, it was a day at the beach compared to another cold New York winter morning in early 2019. At that point, Wheels Up didn’t operate a single aircraft. Founded in 2013, its owned and leased fleet was outsourced to Gama Aviation Signature. Wheels Up was a big brand. Yet, it was merely a marketing organization selling memberships onto what was then mainly a fleet of King Air 350i turboprops.
Wheels Up has acquired Mountain Aviation, the 10th largest U.S. Part 135 private jet operator, adding 59 private aircraft to its fleet
The deal makes Wheels Up the world’s largest Citation X operator and sets it up to be a major player in transcontinental private jet flights
Add Mountain Aviation to the list. After acquiring Delta Private Jets, Gama Aviation Signature, and TMC Jets over the past 19 months, Wheels Up has acquired the 10th largest private jet charter operator in the country.
Greg Greeley, a former Amazon and Airbnb exec, joins Wheels Up as chairman, marketplace
Greg Greeley, a longtime exec at Amazon and president of Airbnb Homes until this past August, is chairman, marketplace at Wheels Up.