Partnership with world leader in electric vehicle rental marks Wheels Up’s continued commitment to low carbon emissions and sustainability
NEW YORK, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wheels Up Experience Inc. (NYSE: UP), the leading private aviation brand, and Hertz (NASDAQ: HTZ) have announced a new strategic partnership to provide Wheels Up members with access to advanced electric vehicles from Hertz and new premium benefits.
Wheels Up members have access to a variety of premium vehicles, including Tesla and Polestar models from the largest electric vehicle rental fleet in North America. EV models are available for rental from Hertz at 111 private airports, with plans to expand to more than 500 private airports in the coming months. Members also receive President’s Circle® Premier Status in the award-winning Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® loyalty program. President’s Circle is Hertz’s highest loyalty tier and includes a high vehicle selection, guaranteed upgrades, dedicated customer support and other tailored benefits.
Other exclusive benefits for Wheels Up members include discounts for Hertz Prestige and Dream Car Collection vehicles and delivery and pick-up service for added convenience. With this service, a member’s vehicle will be waiting when they get off the plane and can be left on the tarmac when they leave. Members will also have access to a dedicated Hertz Private Aviation Specialist at the Wheels Up call center who can assist with reservations, assist with any ground transportation needs, confirm the specific Hertz vehicle is in place prior to landing , and more.
This partnership is the latest step for Wheels Up in its efforts to expand its product offerings and provide a seamless first-to-last-mile travel solution for its members and customers. With the added benefit of providing members with access to Hertz’s fleet of electric vehicle models, the partnership complements Wheels Up’s carbon offset program, enabling members to reduce their carbon footprint on the ground and in the air.
“Our mission is to meet the needs of our members throughout their travel experience, from the time they leave home to the time they return,” said Lee Applbaum, Marketing Director at Wheels Up. “We are thrilled to partner with Hertz to provide best-in-class service and the most advanced electric vehicles on the market as part of our ongoing commitment to building a sustainable future.”
“We are excited to offer Wheels Up members a premium level of service to elevate their travel experience with our Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Elite President’s Circle status and a variety of luxury vehicles, including our latest electric vehicle models. and other exclusive benefits,” said Laura Smith, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer experience at Hertz. “We know the importance of having a seamless air travel experience on the ground and together we will ensure an exceptional journey.”
Hertz joins the strong list of preeminent lifestyle brands already available to Wheels Up members, including Inspirato, Barton & Gray, Pinehurst, Abercrombie and Kent, and more. Together with these partners and others, Wheels Up continues to deliver unparalleled experiences – both on and off the court – with Wheels Down, a collection of unique events, private dating experiences and priceless perks. for members. .
About Wheels Up
Wheels Up Experience (NYSE: UP) is the leading provider of on-demand private aviation in the United States and one of the largest private aviation companies in the world. Powered by a growing market of over 1,500 safety-screened and verified aircraft, Wheels Up is the only company in the industry to offer a total private aviation solution that focuses on safety and service, with flexibility on all aircraft types, membership programs, enterprise solutions, aircraft management, whole aircraft sales and commercial travel benefits through a strategic partnership with Delta Air Lines.
The Wheels Up app allows members and customers to search, book and fly. Wheels Up Connect, Core and Business memberships offer upgrades such as flight sharing, hot empty flights, shuttle flights, shared flights, exclusive Wheels Up Down events and exclusive benefits for members of brands of prominent lifestyle. Wheels Up’s ongoing Wheels Up Cares program aligns with philanthropic organizations and initiatives that affect and matter to the company and its customers, members, stakeholders, families and friends. The Wheels Up Cares fleet includes five custom-painted Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft, with each aircraft serving as a flying symbol for a specific social cause.
Hertz, one of the world’s most recognized brands, has a long-standing tradition of providing a quick and easy experience designed to make every trip special. It starts with top-notch vehicles to meet every traveler’s needs, delivered with a caring touch and personalized services, including its award-winning Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program, Ultimate Choice, the Hertz app, and more. For more information or to reserve a vehicle at an airport or nearby Hertz location, visit Hertz.com.
Hertz pioneered the car rental industry more than 100 years ago and today is owned by Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., which includes the Dollar and Thrifty car rental brands.
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