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.
The private jet membership provider hosted its seventh annual Super Saturday Tailgate attracting a slew of star athletes and celebrities
Wheels Up has always been about being more than just a private aviation solution, but a lifestyle. That approach was on display earlier this month during Super Bowl LIV. In Miami, it hosted its seventh annual Super Saturday Tailgate event.
Taking over a warehouse in Wynwood, the afternoon and into the evening party drew a mix of athletes and celebrities. Russell Wilson, Baker Mayfield, Bill Belichick (above), Sam Darnold, Guy Fieri, Rich Eisen, Ron Rivera, Scott Van Pelt, Mike Golic, Mike Tirico, Kirk Herbstreit, Steve Levy, and Lawrence Tynes were spotted.
Gail Grimmett, a former senior executive with Delta Air Lines, has been appointed Chief Experience Officer at Wheels Up
A longtime executive at Delta Air Lines who is widely credited with turning the Atlanta-based company into a dominant player in New York’s ultra-competitive marketplace has been named chief experience officer at Wheels Up.