Web Extra: Wheels Up Citations Get Custom Refurb

 - July 16, 2014, 5:35 AM

In a deal announced this June, Cessna Aircraft is providing factory custom refurbishment for 10 Citation Excels and XLSes for Wheels Up, the New York City-based aircraft access membership program established by Marquis Jet Card founder Kenny Dichter. Wheels Up debuted one of the Citations at New York Westchester County Airport in June. Wheels Up also features a special factory interior installed on its new King Air 350i twin turboprops, including Wi-Fi connectivity and a luxury lavatory, an enhancement the company announced at NBAA in October.

Wheels Up’s blue and white livery, with the word Up on the tail, was designed by France’s Happy Design Studio.