Exclusive: Wheels Up is planning to target the under 10 hours per year private flier

The pay-as-you-go jet card provider plans to introduce a new membership tier targeting lower frequency private air travelers in 2019

 

After helping develop the 25 hours per year private jet traveler with Marquis Jet Partners before selling it to NetJets, and then launching Wheels Up in 2013 with a pay-as-you-go model attractive to folks who fly under 25 hours per year, Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter says his next goal is to bring a branded, high-quality offering to people who fly under 10 hours per year. 

Wheels Up on target for $400 million in sales and 5,000 members

Wheels Up co-founder and CEO Kenny Dichter says his jet card membership company is on track to double members within the next three-and-a-half years

 

Speaking at Revolution.Aero being held in San Francisco, Wheels Up founder and CEO Kenny Dichter told an audience of aviation executives and investors his company will be ready to participate in futuristic private aviation solutions as they develop. “If electric (aircraft) is happening, we want to distribute the technology to our members,” he said. The conference is focused on the future of aviation, including new solutions targeting trips under 300 miles, typically the drive, train and bus market. 

Executive AirShare adds Phenom 300E, ends King Air 350i program

Executive AirShare offers fractional ownership and jet cards sold in a combination of days and hours

 

Executive AirShare says it has become the nation’s first fractional provider to add the Embraer Phenom 300E light jet to its fleet. The addition of this new aircraft also means that Executive AirShare has been the first commercial operator for all the Embraer Phenom aircraft. The company sells fractional shares and jet cards to customers in the Kansas City metropolitan area; Wichita, Kan.; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Denver, Colo., and Buffalo, N.Y. Its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services, offers aircraft management and charter services from bases in Fort Worth, Dallas, Wichita, Kansas City, Denver and Buffalo. Its jet card program uses a formula combining days and hours and starts with 10 days per year. 

Wheels Up names aviation veteran McGeough as EVP for corporate sales

Wheels Up offers companies a pay-as-you-go jet card membership program with hourly rates starting at $4,495 plus 7.5% FET

 

Wheels Up, which sells pay-as-you-go jet card membership programs, announced today the appointment of Sean McGeough as Executive Vice President heading its corporate sales activities. Wheels Up offers fixed hourly rates and guaranteed availability on its fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS and most recently the Citation X, which now gives it a cross-country nonstop solution. 

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to front for Executive AirShare

The Kansas-based fractional jet card seller will use the up and coming hometown quarterback to build awareness a week after opening a base in Denver, home of the archrival Broncos

 

While last week Executive AirShare announced it was expanding west with a Denver base, today the company announced a multiyear partnership agreement with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The agreement follows the recent announcement of a long-term partnership between the private aircraft services provider and the Chiefs. We won’t tell Broncos fans.