Wheels Up partners with Air Med for new membership tier

By Doug Gollan, November 22, 2022

Wheels Up is adding Air Med’s medical bedside-to-bedside emergency transportation services as a new membership tier

A new product from Wheels Up is with Air Med, where the pair are creating a new, enhanced membership tier.

The program will provide 24-hour access to AirMed’s 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.

Medical air transportation

AirMed International is one of the leading air medical transport companies in the world.

With more than 20,000 missions in all 50 states and 150 countries on six continents, AirMed offers medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation with experienced air medical crews

The product enables Wheels Up members to designate up to 11 travelers in the event they require medical consultation or air medical transport while traveling.

AirMed owns and operates a fleet of customized and permanently medically configured jets. They employ their own dispatch, fight, and medical teams.

This vertical integration ensures seamless service and care around the clock.AirMed also is a preferred operator for many of the top hospitals around the globe, as well as a contracted carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Global Medical Response

AirMed is part of the Global Medical Response family of companies with more than 38,000 employees.

“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,” said Wheels Up Chairman & CEO Kenny Dichter.

He continued, “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.”

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

She added, “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.”

Global Medical Response was in the news earlier this year, acquiring top-25 charter operator GrandView Aviation, which specializes in organ transplant flights on its fleet of Phenom 300s.

Life-saving medical transportation, including organ transplants, is among the critical missions that are part of the larger private aviation ecosystem.

(Update Nov. 22, 2022) An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the relationship as a membership benefit.

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