Wheels Up Experience Inc., the leading brand in private aviation, and Hertz announced a new strategic partnership to give Wheels Up members access to Hertz’s industry-leading electric vehicle offerings and new, premium benefits.
Wheels Up members have access to a variety of high-end vehicles, including Tesla and Polestar models from the largest rental fleet of electric vehicles in North America.
The EV models are available for rent from Hertz at 111 private airports, with plans to expand to more than 500 private airports in the coming months.
Members also receive complimentary President’s Circle top-tier status in the award-winning Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program.
President’s Circle is Hertz’s highest loyalty membership tier and includes an elevated selection of vehicles, guaranteed upgrades, dedicated customer support and more bespoke benefits.
Additional exclusive perks for Wheels Up members include discounts for Hertz Prestige and Dream Car Collection vehicles and delivery and pickup service for added convenience.
With this service, a member’s vehicle will be waiting when they step off their plane and can be left on the tarmac when they depart.
Members will also have access to a dedicated Hertz Private Aviation Specialist at the Wheels Up call center who can assist with reservations, support all ground transportation needs, confirm the specific Hertz vehicle is in position prior to landing, and more.
This partnership is the latest step by 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 access to Hertz’s fleet of EV models, the partnership complements Wheels Up’s carbon offset program, allowing members to reduce their carbon footprint on the ground and in the air.
“Our mission is to serve our members’ needs throughout their entire travel experience, from the moment they leave their home to the moment they return,” said Lee Applbaum, chief marketing officer at Wheels Up.
“We’re excited to partner with Hertz in providing 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’re thrilled 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 newest EV models and other exclusive benefits,” said Laura Smith, Hertz executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer experience.
“We know having a seamless experience from air to ground travel is important and together we will ensure an exceptional travel journey.”