Wheels Up, Delta’s strategic private jet partner, announced Monday that Dwight James, S.V.P. – Customer Engagement & Loyalty and CEO – Delta Vacations, has joined its Board of Directors.
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Wheels Up (NYSE: UP), Delta’s strategic private jet partner, announced Monday that Dwight James, S.V.P. – Customer Engagement & Loyalty and CEO – Delta Vacations, has joined its Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to add someone with Dwight’s extensive global aviation background to our Board of Directors,” said Wheels Up Chairman and CEO Kenneth Dichter. “Dwight brings a unique perspective, strategic orientation and a clear view of the opportunity in private aviation.”  

Delta is Wheels Up's exclusive commercial airline partner and largest shareholder. An agreement in early 2020 combined Wheels Up with Delta Private Jets, creating one of the world's largest owned and managed fleets of nearly 200 private aircraft. Wheels Up members can access both private jet and Delta flights and enjoy an array of benefits including earning miles through Delta SkyMiles and the ability to earn toward Medallion Status based on spend on Wheels Up flights.

James fills the unexpired term of Eric Phillips, S.V.P. – Airport Customer Experience & Cargo, who is stepping down to focus on other commitments. James is expected to stand for election to a full term on the board at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders later this year. He will also fill Phillips’s role on the board’s safety and security committee.

“With a growing business and iconic brand, Wheels Up is well positioned for success,” said James. “I’m excited to join a deep and experienced board and work with a strong management team on this unique opportunity to shape the next chapter for the company and the future of private travel.”

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