The Wheels Up brand along with Delta Private Jets (DPJ), TMC Jets, Gama Aviation Signature, and Avianis is part of Wheels Up Partners Holdings, LLC. It is the largest Part 135 operator. The acquisition of DPJ made Delta Air Lines the largest shareholder in the company. The flagship brand offers a variety of membership across its fleet of King Air 350i turboprops, Citation Excel/XLS, and Citation X jets, as well as off-fleet and jet sharing. The company was founded in 2013 by its CEO Kenny Dichter and veterans of the Marquis Jet Card program and is based in New York City.

About Wheels Up

When was the company founded?

Who owns Wheels Up?
Privately held

Who is the CEO?
Kenny Dichter

How are aircraft sourced?
The company uses owned and managed aircraft, plus private jets from vetted operators.

What are the initiation and membership fees?
The first-year initiation fee for families and individuals is $17,500. Renewal is $8,500. It also has corporate programs while the Connect program targets flight-sharing and is priced at $2,950.

Does Wheels Up provide guaranteed availability?
Yes, with limited exceptions based on program level

Is the hourly rate guaranteed?

Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?
Yes, not guaranteed

What is the company website?

Where is the headquarters?
New York, NY

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