Wheels Up

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Wheels Up
Privately held company
Industry Private Aviation
Founded 2013
Founders Kenny Dichter, Bill Allard
Headquarters New York City, United States of America
Area served
North America
Services Membership based private aviation company
Website https://wheelsup.com

Wheels Up is a private aviation company that primarily serves members in the United States. The company was founded in 2013 by entrepreneurs Kenny Dichter and Bill Allard.[1] Wheels Up members are able to access a closed-fleet of private planes through a mobile application and book jets at a flat, all inclusive hourly rate.


Wheels Up offers two different types of membership programs, Individual/Family or Corporate Membership.


Wheels Up operates a fleet of Textron Aviation King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS aircraft. All flights are operated by Gama Aviation with a crew of two pilots. In the New York City area, HeliFlite operates a fleet of Bell 430 and Sikorski S-76 helicopters for Wheels Up members.

Flight Desk[edit]

Wheels Up offers a flight desk to its members if larger aircraft are needed or if Wheels Up aircraft are unavailable.

On-board Services[edit]

Both types of aircraft in the Wheels Up fleet have many amenities including, room for up to nine passengers, premium leather seats, a full lavatory, onboard entertainment systems, satellite WiFi, power outlets at every seat, blankets, and bluetooth music and conference system. A selection of snacks includes Dean & Deluca snack jars, granola bars, chips, and candy. Beverages include Fiji Water, Coca-Cola, Avion Tequila, Beer, and a seasonal selection of wines.

Wheels Down[edit]

Wheels Down is the lifestyle, events and concierge program available to all Wheels Up members. The program provides members with unique partner benefits and insider access to exclusive experiences throughout the world's of sports, business, culture and entertainment.


  1. ^ "Wheels Up". wheelsup.com. Retrieved 2016-07-05.