12 Facts About Wheels Up


Wheels Up is a provider of "on demand" private aviation in the United States and one of the largest private aviation companies in the world.

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Wheels Up focuses on non-hub markets that commercial airlines service less effectively.

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Wheels Up was a sponsor of American Pharoah at the 2015 Belmont Stakes, when the Thoroughbred won the racing Triple Crown, and signed with the Miami Marlins as the team's Official Private Aviation Partner in 2018.

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Wheels Up has been involved in philanthropic activities for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when it took delivery of a pink King Air 350i, and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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In February 2018, Wheels Up announced a new flight sharing membership called Wheels Up Connect.

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In June 2019, Wheels Up announced it had acquired Travel Management Company, referred to as TMC Jets, a charter operator with 24 light jets.

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In September 2019, Wheels Up announced it had purchased Avianis, a B2B platform that streamlines communications between operators and brokers.

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On March 2,2020, Wheels Up announced it had acquired Gama Aviation Signature, the largest Part 135 charter operators in the US In April 2020, Wheels Up launched the "Meals Up" initiative with Russell Wilson and non-profit Feeding America to provide meals for those impacted by food insecurity.

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In January 2022, Wheels Up announced it had reached an agreement to acquire Air Partner PLC, a UK -based global aviation services group with operations in 18 locations and across four continents.

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On December 9,2019, Delta Air Lines announced it took a stake in Wheels Up, to become its largest investor and merge it in the first quarter of 2020 with its Delta Private Jets subsidiary, itself operating 70 business jets, for a 190 aircraft fleet.

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On January 29,2020, Wheels Up said its deal with Delta Air Lines to acquire Delta Private Jets had closed.

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On July 14,2021, Wheels Up became the first private aviation company to be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol of $UP following a merger with special-purpose acquisition company, Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp.

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