Wheels Up, JetSuite forge light jet partnership

New York-based private aviation firm JetSuite said it has forged a partnership to include JetSuite´s Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) Phenom 100 and JetSuite Edition Cessna (NYSE: TXT) CJ3 aircraft as light-jet options for Wheels Up members.

According to the firms, adding these aircraft from JetSuite fills the Wheels Up gap for light-jet service, as the company continues to build and offer a total aviation solution to its members with “mission-appropriate” flight options to cater to all members´ needs.

Wheels Up is a newly-launched membership-based private aviation company. It will include the additional aircraft options beginning in November 2013.

The firm´s members will enjoy priority access booking and preferred pricing equivalent to that of JetSuite´s USD 50K SuiteKey members, while JetSuite´s USD 100K-level and up SuiteKey members will gain access to Wheels Down, a lifestyle and event service, which offers access to invitation-only events and networking opportunities.

Wheels Up members will pay occupied hours at a predetermined hourly rate on JetSuite´s light-jet fleet as defined within the unique membership model. The companies will also collaborate to develop the latest mobile applications to post open legs for JetSuite flights, as well as offer customized member solutions.

Find out more at www.jetsuite.com.