NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company, and AirMed International, a leading air medical transport company with global reach, today announced a new exclusive partnership to begin December 1, 2015 that will provide complimentary access to private transport on AirMed International's fleet of state-of-the-art medical jets to Wheels Up members and their guests.
"Our members' safety and well-being is our number one priority," said Wheels Up Founder and CEO Kenny Dichter. "Partnering with AirMed International, a leading air medical service, ensures Wheels Up members have access to immediate medical transport with the highest level of patient care when they need to get home to their trusted physicians."
"AirMed International is delighted to join with an innovative partner like Wheels Up to provide our excellent air medical transport services to its membership and their flying companions," said AirMed International Executive Vice President & General Manager, Denise M. Treadwell. "As the preferred operator for many of the top hospitals around the world, we are very pleased to be able to provide the best in air medical transport to the large Wheels Up family on their travels 24/7, 365 days a year."
According to Dichter, the AirMed International program is available to Wheels Up members and/or listed passengers on any given trip itinerary, who require medical transport within 10 days of his or her scheduled Wheels Up flight. The service will provide relocation to the hospital of choice for patients in stable condition who become hospitalized more than 150 miles from their home, within the Wheels Up footprint that covers the U.S., parts of the Caribbean, northern Mexico, and southeastern Canada.
AirMed transport specialists will seamlessly execute medical evacuations for Wheels Up members and/or their guests, serving as the liaison between the attending and receiving physicians while collecting all vital medical data and managing the patient itinerary and dispatch. Rivaling patient care in some of the finest hospitals, AirMed International's fleet of jets are equipped with electrocardiogram monitors, transport and back-up ventilators, infusion pumps, fetal heart monitors, medical gas systems and more for multiple levels of critical care depending on medical issue.
About Wheels Up
Wheels Up is a revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that significantly reduces the upfront cost to fly privately, while providing unparalleled flexibility, service and safety. Created and led by Kenny Dichter, the Founder of Marquis Jet and innovator of the 25-hour fractional jet card, Wheels Up offers aircraft with guaranteed availability on its private fleet of new Beechcraft King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS aircraft. Operating with an 8760 culture (24 hours a day, 365 days of the year), the Company offers individual, family and corporate members exceptional world-class service with around the clock support. The cutting-edge Wheels Up mobile app enables members to seamlessly book flights, manage their accounts and participate in ride share opportunities. Wheels Up Members also have access to the Wheels Down program, featuring exclusive lifestyle events and experiences, unique partner benefits and a full-service luxury concierge, which is also integrated in the Wheels Up app.
Wheels Up acts as agent for the Wheels Up Members, and is not the operator of the program aircraft; FAA licensed and DOT registered air carriers participating in the program exercise full operational control of the program aircraft. Any aircraft owned or leased by Wheels Up are dry leased to the operating air carrier to facilitate operations by that carrier. For additional information, please visit www.wheelsup.com. Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Google+
About AirMed International
AirMed International is one of the leading air medical transport companies in the world, with more than 18,000 missions in all 50 states and over 150 countries on six continents. AirMed offers unparalleled medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis and has some of the most experienced air medical crews in the industry. Chosen as 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, AirMed operates its own fleet of fully customized and permanently configured jets.
With state-of-the-art medical jets and experienced and respected medical teams, AirMed is able to deliver an uncompromised standard of care. AirMed owns and operates all aircraft, as well as employing its own dispatch, fight, and medical teams. This vertical integration ensures a seamless service and world-class care 24/7/365.
AirMed provides worldwide services from multiple bases strategically located across the globe. With accreditation from both CAMTS and EURAMI, AirMed is able to deliver a seamless transport experience to customers regardless of location. For more info go to www.airmed.com
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