In case you didn’t know, there is a real Nicholas behind Nicholas Air, October issues of Modern Luxury show the man behind the name. The Part 135 owned-fleet operator gets its brand from its founder and CEO, Nicholas Correnti. It’s one of the revelations in the publisher’s city magazines in Aspen, Austin, Boston, Dallas, and Palm Beach.
In the two-page feature, Correnti, who is pictured sitting at the entry stairs to one of his jets, reveals he’s heavily involved in small details of the company he launched in 1997.
In highlighting its owned fleet, he shares that he will personally call pilots to ensure that customer requests have been passed along.
Speaking about COVID-19 cleaning and sanitizing procedures, he said pilots and Nicholas Air’s traveling detailing crew call in to report that they have completed the procedure, which he said is before every single leg.
While Nicholas Air has spread its wings from its Mississippi base and is an established national program, he also revealed that his fleet had traveled as far afield as South America and Europe.
“Our members’ travel patterns are consistently sporadic, and it is one of the exciting things about our operation,” he told Modern Luxury. “Just when you think you know someone’s route, they change it up and fly to an exotic. or remote destination, for no other reason than the fact they know Nicholas Air can get them there.”
Asked about the future, Correnti teased, “We have new things coming in the next six months that will continue to change our business, continue on the growth path we have been on, and push our brand to new heights.”
In June, Nicholas announced it was acquiring two new Phenom 300s. Its current fleet also includes the Pilatus PC-12, Phenom 100, Citation CJ3, Citation Latitude, and the Bombardier Challenger 300, which was added last year.