Wheels Up Snags Delta Vet to Head Operations

Dave Holtz
Dave Holtz

After 43 years with Delta Air Lines, industry vet Dave Holtz has joined Wheels Up as its chairman of operations, a newly created role, the private aviation supplier announced Thursday. He will report to Wheels Up president Vinayak Hegde and partner with COO Tom Bergeson.

“Dave knows what success looks like at scale and will help us build for the future while continuing our core focus on the customer experience,” Hegde said in a statement.

Holtz served as SVP of Delta’s operations and customer center for the past 11 years. He also was named to BTN’s 25 Most Influential list in 2015 for the introduction of the carrier’s Operational Performance Commitment.

Wheels Up on Thursday also announced its Q4 and full-year 2021 results, reporting its highest quarterly revenue figure and a record for prepaid block sales.

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