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Global partnership to offer industry-leading suite of medical-travel services - Wheels Up & AirMed

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Global partnership to offer industry-leading suite of medical-travel services - Wheels Up & AirMed  - Business aviation publisher
Dana Ermolenko
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Wheels Up and AirMed partnersto 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 travelers – in the event they require medical consultation or air medical transport while traveling. The program will provide 24-hour access to AirMed's state-of-the-art, customized 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. Program participants will also have access to the Wheels Up marketplace for dynamically-priced flights for all their travel needs.

Wheels Up Chairman & CEO Kenny Dichter commented: "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. 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."

Denise Treadwell, President of AirMed, said: "AirMed International is thrilled to be partnering with Wheels Up as our exclusive membership partner in the aviation industry. 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."

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. They work closely with a number of major medical institutions – including the Mayo Clinic – in addition to the Department of Defense. They are a part of Global Medical Response, Inc., which provides industry-leading air, ground, specialty 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 United States – 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, including American Express, Delta Air Lines, Porsche and Hertz.

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