Fort Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways, which operates a broad network of scheduled and charter service across The Bahamas, has a new partner: private aviation firm Wheels Up.
The partnership includes a minority investment by Wheels Up in Tropic Ocean.
The agreement integrates Tropic’s charter and certain scheduled by-the-seat services into Wheels Up’s marketplace; it also means Wheels Up members and customers will be able to directly book and pay for travel on Tropic Ocean flights through normal Wheels Up booking channels.
“Tropic Ocean is a leader in providing short-range airlift solutions in urban areas, remote locations and markets with limited airport access or otherwise challenged with last-mile connectivity”, said Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter. “Tropic Ocean delivers a strong geographic and product fit as the locations they currently serve are very popular with our members and with an aircraft type that extends the range and access capability of our existing fleet. They are already a Wheels Up safety vetted and verified partner that shares our commitment to customer service, and we look forward to giving our members new and exciting travel opportunities as Tropic Ocean continues to expand.”
Tropic Ocean Airways CEO Rob Ceravolo also announced that the company would be expanding its fleet offerings and regions.
“Wheels Up is a clear leader in private aviation, and we’re excited to partner with them in offering even more seamless travel options to their members and customers,” said Ceravolo said. “This partnership will also help us extend the reach of our existing products, invest in our operational capabilities, and expand our offerings to more places and more service types.”
For more, visit Tropic Ocean Airways.