Everything you ever wanted to know about: Wheels Up

Corporate Jet Investor Staff
By Corporate Jet Investor Staff March 18, 2015 11:35

Everything you ever wanted to know about: Wheels Up

Your best online resource for Wheels Up, a member’s club for the private aviation community, led by Kenny Dichter, the founder of Marquis Jet.

Kenny Dichter launched Wheels Up, a private aviation membership company, in August 2013, placing a record-breaking turboprop order with Beechcraft for up to 105 King Air 350is thought to be worth $1.4 billion including maintenance.

By the end of 2014, Wheels Up had signed up 1,000 members and had grown its aircraft fleet to comprise of 27 brand new King Airs and 10 fully-refurbished Citation jets from Cessna. The company also became the exclusive sales agent for VistaJet’s US business jet fleet – managed by Jet Vitiation – and signed a partnership with JetSuite.

As Wheels Up continues to grow both its fleet and global membership base, the company plans to add a wider range of private jets and helicopters to its aircraft fleet (the company only expects around 30 per cent of its revenues to come from its King Air fleet), which its members will be able to charter at an hourly rate. It also plans to expand into Europe.

Starting at $15,750 a year, Wheels Up members can enjoy exclusive events and a concierge service, courtesy of Wheels Down, which runs as an affiliated lifestyle brand.

Having made his name with Marquis Jet, the dynamic Dichter is once again making headlines in the aviation and business press, as he talks fervently about his sky-high ambitions for Wheels Up.

Below, you will find a list of online resources that will provide you with everything you need to know about Wheels Up and the man behind the plan.


  1. XOJET pivots to subscription with new products (8/18/2017)
  2. CJI Five Minute Week – Friday August 5, 2017 (8/7/2017)
  3. Wheels Up 2030: 75,000 members and 1000 King Airs (8/1/2017)
  4. CJI Podcast – Friday July 14, 2017 (7/14/2017)
  5. Wheels Up hits 100,000 flight with Gama Aviation (7/14/2017)
  6. Country and Jets (3/17/2017)
  7. Biggest brands in business aviation 2017 (2/22/2017)
  8. Wheels Up adds New York to Florida shuttle (2/20/2017)
  9. Wheels Up and Inspirato launch experiential partnership (11/15/2016)
  10. Wheels Up announces CARES Philanthropy program (9/20/2016)
  11. Surfin’ Europe (7/22/2016)
  12. serena williams private jet wimbledon tennis wheels up The other big winner at Wimbledon (7/8/2016)
  13. Wheels Up adds products to its membership offers (4/25/2016)
  14. Half a unicorn (11/17/2015)
  15. Wheels Up lands up to $115 million in new capital (9/28/2015)
  16. #WheelsUpGoesPink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (9/24/2015)
  17. Wheels Up promotes Bob Garrymore (9/11/2015)
  18. Wheels Up fleet will grow to 55 aircraft by the end of the year (9/3/2015)
  19. Kenny’s Pink King Air (9/1/2015)
  20. Wheels Up takes delivery of pink King Air for breast cancer awareness (9/1/2015)
  21. Wheels Up sponsors American Pharoah at Belmont Stakes (6/8/2015)
  22. Wheels Up lands in Geneva (5/29/2015)
  23. Everything you ever wanted to know about: Wheels Up (3/18/2015)
  24. Flying offices: Staying connected on a private jet (2/24/2015)
  25. Kenny Dichter: the democratiser (1/22/2015)
  26. Democratising business aviation: Surf Air, Wheels Up and ImagineAir (1/7/2015)
  27. Wheels Up launches US ad campaign (12/24/2014)
  28. Hangar8 and Gama Aviation to come together in £82 million deal (12/8/2014)
  29. Kenny Dichter shares Wheels Up’s secrets (10/27/2014)
  30. Wheels Up expands US operations (10/27/2014)
  31. Wheels Up and Four Hundred signs deal (10/9/2014)
  32. Wheels Up celebrates first anniversary (8/1/2014)
  33. EBACE 2014 Live News: Day One (5/20/2014)
  34. Corporate Jet & Helicopter Investor Miami 2014 (5/7/2014)
  35. Wheels Up adds Citation, Global and Gulfstream jets (3/19/2014)
  36. View from the window of a Wheels Up King Air 350i David Baxt introduces Wheels Up in London (2/19/2014)
  37. Beechcraft delivered 51 King Airs in Q4 2013 (2/11/2014)
  38. Corporate Jet Investor Awards 2014: The winners (2/7/2014)
  39. Wheels Up announces partnership with Young Presidents’ Organization (1/15/2014)
  40. 2013 was a disappointing year for new business jet sales 2013: A disappointing but fascinating year for new aircraft sales (12/24/2013)
  41. The biggest business aviation news from 2013 (12/20/2013)
  42. Citation Sovereign M-AGIC Wheels Up chooses the Cessna Citation as its next private jet (12/18/2013)
  43. Wheels Up King Air Wheels Up is more than a start-up, it is a movement (11/29/2013)
  44. David Baxt, president of Wheels Up David Baxt: Why a Wall Street hot shot joined Wheels Up (11/27/2013)
  45. Wheels Up King Air factory Wheels Up closes record $100 million King Air debt deal (11/27/2013)
  46. Kenny Dichter: Wheels Up’s private jet maverick (11/25/2013)
  47. Kenny Dichter toasts Wheels Up's launch with Beechcraft. Wheels Up will be private aviation’s biggest brand in next five years, says Dichter (11/25/2013)
  48. NBAA 2013: Plenty of buyers, but not a standout show (10/29/2013)
  49. Beechcraft reports 47% delivery increase after strong third quarter (10/23/2013)
  50. Beechcraft delivers first King Air to Wheels Up (10/22/2013)
  51. Wheels Up reveals blue and white colour scheme for new King Airs (9/23/2013)
  52. Smart money returns to business aviation (9/20/2013)
  53. VistaJet, Wheels Up, Jet Aviation VistaJet takes on the US with help from Jet Aviation and Wheels Up (9/6/2013)
  54. Wheels Up for Beechcraft (8/2/2013)
  55. Dichter launches Wheels Up with $788 million record Beechcraft order (8/2/2013)
  56. Wheels Up buys 105 King Air 350i turboprops (8/1/2013)
Corporate Jet Investor Staff
By Corporate Jet Investor Staff March 18, 2015 11:35