Wheels Up hits 100,000 flight with Gama Aviation


Wheels UP Beechcraft King Air 350i

Wheels Up, the business aviation membership company, has flown its 100,000 flight. Gama Aviation, which operates flight for the business aviation membership, says the sector was flown by N861UP, a King Air 350 flying from Jacksonville Florida to Nashville Tennessee on Wednesday July 5.

“I’m extremely proud of reaching this milestone. Four years ago, Wheels Up was an idea, a PowerPoint presentation and a spreadsheet, now its flight operations have the same scale as a regional airline, it is fast approaching 6,000 flight sectors per month with the continual drive to democratise private aviation,” said Thomas Connelly, CEO & President, Gama Aviation LLC. “That said we will not rest on our laurels. Wheels Up members, Kenny and the Wheels Up management team have high expectations of us.  We will continue to work safely, tirelessly and diligently to support the business as it continues to grow; meeting and surpassing Wheels Up’s expectations every step of the way.”

Gama Aviation also says that it completed over 400 flights for Wheels Up between Thursday June 29 and Sunday July 2. Some 100 flights took place on Saturday July 1 alone.

Kenny Dichter, CEO & Founder, Wheels Up said: “We originally selected Gama Aviation ahead of other high quality operators, based on their vast experience and pervasive safety culture. They have since proven a crucial ingredient to the development of our brand, scaling as we scale; being flexible and responsive to our members’ needs and offering cast iron reliability. This underpins the promises we have made to our members, enabling us to focus on them and our vision, rather than operational detail.”