Wheels Up acquires private jet operator Mountain Aviation

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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.

Wheels Up named Top Flight Awards winner

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Wheels Up named winner in Aviation International News’ inaugural Top Flight Awards

Industry trade publication Aviation International News debuted its inaugural Top Flight Awards, a selection by its editors. For the category of Charter, Fractional, and Jet Card Innovation, the winner is Wheels Up.

Wheels Up’s colorful King Air fleet is for a good cause

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Wheels Up Cares’ King Air 350is are spicing up the tarmacs at private aviation airports and bringing awareness to some very good causes

For folks who love airplanes as well as flying privately, it’s always fun to see some of the unique exteriors.

Of course, just like birders, it’s the rare breeds that cause the most excitement. Frankly, most private jets have white exteriors with minimalist gray, brown, or beige cheat lines.

Wheels Up, Textron go orange to support Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month

Wheels Up Feeding American Orange King Air 350i

After Meals Up generated donations supporting over 47 millions meals for Feeding America’s COVID-19 relief effort, Wheels Up has revealed a specially painted KingAir 350i to continue the awareness push

Wheels Up, the second-largest operator Part 135/91K operator in the U.S., has joined with Textron Aviation to repaint one of its signature blue Beechcraft King Air 350is orange to support Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month.

Wheels Up’s Sunday with Tiger, Phil, Tom, and Peyton reaches 6.3 million viewers, raises $20 million

Wheels Up The Match golf tournament

Capital One’s The Match sponsor Wheels Up wheeled out ambassadors Russell Wilson, Alex Rodriguez, and J.J. Watt while the pairing of legendary golfers and quarterbacks entertained a sports-craving nation

Two months ago the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic claimed live sports on television and virtually everywhere else. Yesterday, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson renewed their rivalry alongside NFL star quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

This afternoon, Turner Sports, which broadcast the event, said the charity golf tournament drew an average of 5.8 million people across its networks. Peak viewership for Capital One’s “The Match” was 6.3 million viewers.

Wheels Up waives membership fees for JetSuite jet card customers

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SuiteKey members save the normal $17,500 joining and membership fee

Wheels Up is offering customers of now grounded JetSuite the ability to fly in its membership program waiving the $17,500 joining and initiation fees.

Wheels Up buys Gama Aviation Signature growing its fleet to over 300 private aircraft

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The acquisition follows the purchase of Delta Private Jets, Travel Management Company, and Avianis, and squares it up against NetJets

Wheels Up is looking to move closer to NetJets and pull away from Directional Aviation and Vista Global Holdings. Its acquisition of Gama Aviation LLC this morning gives it over 300 owned and managed aircraft.

Gama Aviation Signature, as it is known, already was managing the Wheels Up fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS, and Citation X aircraft.

It follows its acquisitions of Travel Management Company last June and Delta Private Jets, completed in January.

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