Wheels Up Experience Inc, a leading provider of on-demand private aviation in the United States, and AirMed, a global leader in medical transport, announced today a collaboration to bring a variety of medical-travel services to Wheels Up members and their families. Wheels Up will become AirMed’s exclusive aviation partner, introducing a brand-new membership tier with an enhanced AirMed product that will cover members – as well as up to 11 additional designated travelers – in the event that they require medical consultation or air medical transport while traveling.
The Operational Help by the Medical Flight Company
In the event that medical transport is required more than 150 miles from home, the program will provide 24-hour access to AirMed’s cutting-edge, customized fleet and experienced and qualified air medical crews. In the event of a confirmed and eligible diagnosis, Wheels Up and AirMed will also provide a COVID-19 benefit to provide air medical transport. Participants in the program will also have access to the Wheels Up marketplace for dynamically priced flights for all of their travel requirements.
A Bit About the Two Partners
AirMed has a 25-year history of providing the highest-quality air medical transportation and patient care services available, having completed over 20,000 missions in 250 locations across 150 countries. In addition to the Department of Defense, they collaborate closely with a number of major medical institutions, including the Mayo Clinic. They are part of Global Medical Response, Inc., which is owned by global private equity powerhouse KKR and provides industry-leading air, ground, specialty, and residential fire services, as well as managed medical transportation.
With a network of over 1,500 private aircraft on four continents, Wheels Up provides a full suite of private aviation solutions. Wheels Up, the largest on-demand private aviation company in the United States – and one of the largest in the world – serves over 13,000 members and on-demand fliers and collaborates with some of the world’s largest brands, including American Express, Delta Air Lines, Porsche, and Hertz.