Wheels Up

Wheels Up is a revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that significantly reduces the upfront costs to fly privately, while providing unparalleled safety, service, flexibility and quality.

Wheels Up offers individual, family and corporate members exceptional world-class service with around the clock support. The cutting-edge Wheels Up mobile app enables members to seamlessly book flights, manage their accounts and participate in ride-share opportunities.

Wheels Up was founded in 2013 by Kenny Dichter, & Bill Allard. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.

Wheels Up members are able to book short-and-medium-range private planes from the company fleet at an all-inclusive hourly rate using a mobile application. It differs from competitors such as NetJets, where members own shares of specific aircraft.

Wheels Up offers a total private aviation solution for its 6,000+ members across North America through three unique membership options—Connect, Core, and Business—and a vast selection of program features.


The Wheels Up Charter Marketplace, a new and innovative digital feature available on the Wheels Up App, allows members to search an inventory of 1,000+ Wheels Up safety-vetted and verified partner operator aircraft with real-time pricing that can be instantly booked.


Wheels Up is backed by Jefferies Group, T. Rowe Price, Franklin Templeton, Fidelity Management & Research and others. The company raised $128M from a "Series D" financing on Aug 9, 2019. This latest round brings Wheels Up's total funding to $536.9M to date.


Wheels Up had achieved a valuation of over $1.1B from its "Series D" round on Aug 09, 2019.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $536.9M over 7 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: $20M-$30M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1.1B as of Aug 09, 2019
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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