Wheels Up, an on-demand private jet provider, has announced a partnership with AirMed. AirMed is a leader in medical transport and will provide medical-travel services to Wheels Up members and families.
This exclusive partnership will bring a new membership tier and provide a new product for members. This upgrade will cover up to 11 additional passengers if medical consultations or air medical transport is needed while traveling.
The partnership will provide 24-hour access to AirMed's customized fleet and air medical crews. This access is provided when members travel more than 150 miles from home.RELATED STORIES: Wheels Up sets revenue record again in second quarterWheels Up acquires Air Partner in move to expand globally
Wheels Up and AirMed will also provide medical transport by air if there is a confirmed or eligible COVID-19 diagnosis. Members will have access to the Wheels Up marketplace for flights to fulfill all their travel needs.
"The health and safety of our members is our top priority at Wheels Up, and this partnership will provide additional peace of mind, wherever their travels might take them," Wheels Up Chairman andamp; CEO Kenny Dichter said. "AirMed shares our passion for the customer, and their significant experience providing world-class care during some of life's most critical moments will be incredibly valuable to our members."
With a 25-year history, AirMed has completed over 20,000 missions in 250 locations in more than 150 countries. The high-quality medical transportation team has worked closely with top-of-the-line medical institutions like the Mayo Clinic. AirMed has also worked with the Department of Defense. AirMed is a part of the Global Medical Response, a leader in providing air, ground, specialty and residential fire services as well as managing medical transportation.RELATED STORIES: AirMed Designated an Accredited Service Provider for International Assistance GroupAirMed International Invests in Expanding Global Fleet
"AirMed International is thrilled to be partnering with Wheels Up as our exclusive membership partner in the aviation industry," AirMed president Denise Treadwell said. "As two best-in-class operations, the partnership equips Wheels Up with an enhanced worldwide membership program to take to market, and we're excited to support their efforts."
As the largest on-demand private aviation company in the U.S. and the world, Wheels Up provides services to over 13,000 members with more than 1,500 private aircraft. Wheels Up has worked with some of the largest global brands like American Express, Delta Air Lines, Porsche and Hertz.
The private and business aviation industry has become essential to the healthcare industry with the efforts made during the pandemic and with increasing usage for medical transport and services. Business aviation played a crucial role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and according to the EBAA helped to transport stranded citizens, medical teams, airlift patients and ship medical supplies.