Wheels Up, a leading brand in private aviation, has announced the acquisition of Alante Air Charter, a Part 135 operator established in 2014 and based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
In addition to fleet expansion, this acquisition will help Wheels Up strengthen its operational efficiencies and scale its marketplace.
This deal will also add a uniform fleet of twelve CJ3, CJ3+ and CJ4 light jets to its current fleet and they expect to welcome 39 pilots to the company. Prior to this acquisition, Wheels Up has worked with Alante Air as one of their safety-vetted and verified partners.
This acquisition further strengthens Wheels Up’s suite of products and services that are offered to members and enhances Wheels Up’s unique total aviation solution positioning.
“Over the past year, we have partnered with Alante Air as a trusted third-party operator, which has served our members well during a period of unprecedented demand in private aviation,” said Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up Founder and chief executive officer. “This acquisition further improves our operational efficiency and ability to offer members and customers access to a larger fleet of light jets, arguably the most in-demand category of aircraft in the industry.”