Wheels Up has announced the acquisition of Gama Aviation LLC (d/b/a Gama Aviation Signature), a private aviation services company that provides aircraft management, private jet charter and ancillary support for its managed aircraft, the company said.
Gama Aviation Signature has been the exclusive operator of the Wheels Up fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS and Citation X aircraft since Wheels Up launched in 2013.
Wheels Up now takes ownership of Gama Aviation Signature, whose aircraft management and charter businesses complement the recent deal with Delta Air Lines and the acquisitions of Delta Private Jets (DPJ), Travel Management Company (TMC), and Avianis Systems. With this latest purchase, Wheels Up now has an owned and managed fleet of over 300 planes.
Gama Aviation Signature will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Wheels Up and continue to provide the same service to existing aircraft management and charter customers out of its current location in Shelton, Connecticut.
Wheels Up is a private aviation company that reduces the cost to fly privately, while providing over 8,000 members across North America. Wheels Up gives members access to managed fleets of private aircraft, totaling over 300 planes–as well as the Program Fleet, which includes over 1,250 Wheels Up safety-vetted and verified partner aircraft in the Light, Midsize, Super-Mid, and Large-Cabin Categories.