Wheels Up and AirMed launch medical travel services partnership

Wheels up (NYSE: TOP) announcement On Tuesday, it is teaming up with medical transportation provider AirMed to offer a range of medical travel services to Wheels Up members and their families.

As part of this exclusive partnership, Wheels Up will launch a new membership tier that includes AirMed’s enhanced product offering. This provision will allow Wheels Up members and up to 11 additional named travelers to have 24-hour access to AirMed’s medically equipped fleet when they need a medical consultation or air medical transportation to more than 150 miles from home.

Wheels Up President and CEO Kenny Dichter called the partnership “incredibly valuable” in a statementclaiming it would help clients “during some of life’s most critical times”.

AirMed, part of the Global Medical Response family of companies, operates an extensive air medical transport business with more than 20,000 missions in all 50 states and 150 countries on six continents. It provides bedside-to-bedside medical care and transportation with air medical teams, and it works closely with major medical institutions, like the Mayo Clinic and the Department of Defense.

AirMed owns and operates all aircraft, as well as its own dispatch, flight and medical teams. [Courtesy” AirMed]

AirMed owns and operates a fleet of permanently customized and medically configured aircraft, including Raytheon Hawker 800s, Beechcraft King Airs, Learjet 35/36s and Challenger 601s. It has bases in Birmingham, Alabama; San Antonio, TX; and Las Vegas, Nevada. It also has a point-to-point system with a floating fleet model using its Learjet 35/36 aircraft, capable of serving domestic missions on a two-hour assignment.

“The health and safety of our members is our top priority at Wheels Up, and this partnership will provide them with added peace of mind, wherever their journeys take them,” Dichter said.

The companies will also offer a COVID-19 benefit to provide air medical transportation to members with a confirmed and eligible diagnosis.

AirMed’s Las Vegas operation uses a combined fleet of King Air C-90s and B200s and a dedicated Lear35 aircraft. [Courtesy: AirMed]

“AirMed International is delighted to partner with Wheels Up as the exclusive membership partner in the aviation industry,” said Denise Treadwell, President of AirMed. “As two best-in-class operations, the partnership equips Wheels Up with an enhanced global membership program to bring to market, and we are delighted to support their efforts.”