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Wheels Up Launches Hamptons Summer Helicopter Shuttle

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, Hamptons season will be kicking off before we know it! For those eager to get out East, Wheels Up, the membership-based private aviation company, in partnership with Heliflite, is about to kick off their first-ever Hamptons Summer Helicopter Shuttle, running mid-June through August.

Those lucky enough to skip the lines of the LIRR can find themselves taking off at 34th St. in Manhattan, landing 40 minutes later at East Hampton Airport on a 6-8 passenger dual-engine safety vetted and verified helicopter. Flights take off every Friday at 3 PM ET, and costs $995 per seat, per leg, easily booked by phone or on the Wheels Up App (available through the Apple App Store or Google Play).

Wheels Up acts as agent for Wheels Up Members and is not the operator of the program aircraft; FAA licensed, and DOT registered air carriers participating in the program exercise full operational control of all flights offered by or arranged through Wheels Up.

About Wheels Up

Wheels Up is a revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that significantly reduces the upfront costs to fly privately, while providing unparalleled flexibility, service and safety. Created and led by renowned entrepreneur Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up provides Core Members and Business Members with guaranteed access up to 365 days a year to a members-only fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS and Citation X aircraft. Wheels Up Members can also make use of the Charter Marketplace for safety-vetted and verified off-fleet aircraft in North America and Europe. With the cutting-edge Wheels Up App, members can seamlessly book flights, manage their accounts, participate in ride-share opportunities and select Hot Flights, a vast selection of one-way “empty-leg” flights that are posted daily to the app and updated in real time. Members also have access to Wheels Down, a program featuring exclusive events and experiences, unique partner benefits and a full-service luxury concierge.