Birmingham, Alabama-based medical transport operator AirMed is to bring an array of medical travel services to Wheels Up members and their families.
Wheels Up will become AirMed's exclusive aviation partner and will introduce an all new membership tier with an enhanced product from AirMed that will cover members and up to 11 additional designated travellers in the event they require medical consultation or air medical transport while travelling.
The programme will provide 24 hour access to AirMed's customised fleet and experienced and qualified air medical crews in the event medical transport is required any time the member travels more than 150 miles from home.
Wheels Up and AirMed will also offer a COVID-19 benefit to provide air medical transport in the event of a confirmed and eligible diagnosis. Programme participants will also have access to the Wheels Up marketplace for dynamically-priced flights for 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," says Wheels Up chairman and CEO Kenny Dichter. "AirMed shares our passion for the customer, and its significant experience providing world-class care during some of life's most critical moments will be incredibly valuable to our members."
"AirMed International is thrilled to be partnering with Wheels Up as our exclusive membership partner in the aviation industry," adds president Denise Treadwell. "As two best-in-class operations, the partnership equips Wheels Up with an enhanced worldwide membership programme to take to market, and we're excited to support its efforts."
AirMed has a 25 year history of delivering the highest quality air medical transportation and patient care services available and has completed more than 20,000 missions across 250 locations in more than 150 countries. It works closely with a number of major medical institutions, including the Mayo Clinic, as well as the US Department of Defense. It is a part of Global Medical Response, Inc, which provides industry-leading air, ground, speciality and residential fire services and managed medical transportation and is owned by global private equity powerhouse KKR.
Wheels Up offers a full suite of private aviation solutions with a network of more than 1,500 private aircraft across four continents. The largest on demand private aviation company in the US and one of the largest in the world, Wheels Up serves more than 13,000 members and on demand fliers and works with some of the largest brands in the world, among them American Express, Delta Air Lines, Porsche and Hertz.