Car rental firm Hertz is partnering with Wheels Up to offer the aviation company’s clients access to a variety of high-end vehicles, including Tesla and Polestar electric (EV) models in North America. The partnership is another step by Wheels Up to expand its service to provide first-to-last-mile travel for its members and customers. "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 Wheels Up chief marketing officer Lee Applbaum.
The EV models are available for rent from Hertz at 111 general aviation airports, with plans to expand to more than 500 airports in the coming months. Members also will receive complimentary President's Circle top-tier status in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program. President's Circle members receive access to an elevated selection of vehicles, guaranteed upgrades, dedicated customer support, and bespoke benefits.
Wheels Up members will also receive discounts for Hertz Prestige and Dream Car Collection vehicles, on-tarmac delivery and pickup service, and access to a dedicated Hertz private aviation specialist at the Wheels Up call center to assist with reservations and ground transportation needs.
Hertz joins lifestyle brands already available to Wheels Up members, including Inspirato, Barton & Gray, Pinehurst, and Abercrombie and Kent.