Wheels Up, Delta Private Jets close on partnership agreement

Wheels Up and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) have announced the closing of their transaction and partnership agreement, offering cross-platform benefits for customers, the companies said.

The closing officially combines Delta Private Jets (DPJ) with Wheels Up, pairing Wheels Up´s membership programs, innovative digital platform and world-class lifestyle experiences with Delta Private Jets´ renowned reliability, safety, service and scale. The combination creates one of the world´s largest owned and managed fleets of private aircraft, totaling nearly 200 planes ranging from the King Air 350i to large-cabin jets.

The Wheels Up and Delta Private Jets teams will work together to ensure a seamless transition for all DPJ employees and customers. DPJ employees will continue to operate out of their current location in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wheels Up is a private aviation company that delivers a total aviation solution. The company offers three membership options–Connect, Core, and Business–that significantly reduce the cost to fly privately, while providing over 8,000 members across North America with unparalleled safety, service, flexibility, and quality.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 200 million people every year, taking customers across its industry-leading global network to more than 300 destinations in over 50 countries.