Private aviation membership services JetSuite and Wheels Up have forged a new partnership that will give reciprocal benefits to their customers. The agreement, which was announced today at the NBAA show in Las Vegas, will see Wheels Up members gaining access to JetSuite’s fleet of Embraer Phenom 100 and Cessna Citation CJ3 aircraft, giving them a light jet alternative to the new company’s Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop twins.
Wheels Up members will enjoy priority booking rights to the JetSuite aircraft, and preferred pricing equivalent to that for JetSuite’s $50K SuiteKey Members. In return, JetSuite clients at the $100K SuiteKey level or above will be able to participate in the Wheels Down lifestyle and event service, which offers access to invitation-only events and networking opportunities.
The JetSuite aircraft will be available to Wheels Up members at fixed occupied hourly rates. The two companies will also collaborate to develop the latest mobile applications to post empty-leg availability for JetSuite flights, and will also offer customized membership solutions.
On Monday, Wheels Up took delivery of the first of up to 105 King Air 350is. Customer flights are due to commence in November.