US business aircraft charter company Wheels Up has acquired aircraft operator Gama Aviation Signature, a private aviation services company that provides aircraft management, private jet charter, and ancillary support for its managed aircraft.
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.
In late January, Delta acquired 27% of Wheels Up for an undisclosed sum. At that time, Delta combined Wheels Up into its in-house charter business Delta Private Jets, which had operated some 70 aircraft. With this latest purchase, Wheels Up now has an owned and managed fleet of over 300 planes.