Wheels Up has introduced Up for Business, a customisable solution established to meet the travel needs of corporate clients. Up for Business is structured and scaled to deliver on all corporate private flight needs ranging from aircraft charter to aircraft management as well as ownership solutions. Corporate clients will also have the ability to utilise flexible spending with Wheels Up pre-funded amounts to book either private jet travel on Wheels Up or commercial travel on Wheels Up's partner, Delta Air Lines.
Reporting into Wheels Up chief sales officer Ken Napolitano, airline industry veteran and Wheels Up senior VP Robert Bourrier will lead the vertical that supports small, medium and custom corporate charter solutions as well as provide expertise and support for aircraft management and whole aircraft sales. The programme is rooted in Wheels Up's standards of safety, service and reliability while also being structured to the specific needs of corporate travel.
Up for Business includes the following services to fit the unique needs of each client: grants access to one of the largest fleets in private aviation, as well as commercial air travel with Delta, all in one convenient account; provides dedicated account managers and a dedicated key account desk to fully evaluate and understand the needs of the client and produce tailored solutions that optimise spend and efficiency; offers a turn-key solution for acquiring aircraft, upgrading aircraft or divesting of a fleet; and arranges uniquely designed programmes for companies that own one or more aircraft to lower the cost of ownership and to provide hands-on maintenance management
“As corporate travel demand continues to grow, Up for Business is an ideal solution for companies of any size including C-suite and corporate travellers,” says Napolitano. “The travel needs of each company are unique and different. We recognise our job is to be a partner in the process so that our talented sales team, who have decades worth of combined experience, can help optimise a private aviation solution to meet the financial goals and travel needs of every business client we serve.”
Wheels Up and Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle announced a SPAC merger earlier this year. The merger is expected to close near the end of the second quarter 2021. The company recently announced record earnings of $261.7 million in revenue for Q1 of 2021 and saw a 56 per cent year-over-year increase to 9,896 members.