Nicholas Air plans fleet expansion in 2021

Nicholas Air

After doubling its fleet over the past five years, Nicholas Air says it plans more measured expansion this year

Don’t look for Nicholas Air to make a billion-dollar order with deliveries stretching over six or seven years. The Oxford, Mississippi-based private jet operator and management company will follow up its addition of two new Phenom 300 light jets added directly from Embraer last year. However, it expects to buy for near term needs, head of marketing Peder Von Harten tells Private Jet Card Comparisons.

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Nicholas Air’s Southern charm and fleet of modern private jets have helped the Mississippi-based fractional and charter operator expand nationwide

Jet card and fractional share options range from the Pilatus PC-12 and Phenom 100 to the CJ3, Phenom 300, Latitude and Challenger 300

In an industry that is often in turmoil or controversy, since founding the company in 1997, Nicholas Correnti remains the CEO nearly a quarter-century later.

While companies in the sector seem to come and go, executives and customers say continuity, a personal approach, and a state-of-the-art fleet have helped Nicholas Air thrive in a competitive market.

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Nicholas Air Executive Overview

Year Founded1997
LeadershipNicholas Correnti, Founder/CEO
Peder Von Harten, President
Karen Thornton, Chief Financial Officer
Fernando Pineda, Chief Technology Officer
Wendi LItton, COO, General Counsel
Scott McCool, EVP, Maintenance
Kim Fewlass, Chief Pilot
Ryan Divita, Executive Director of Member Operations
Eddie Brace, Director of Operations
HeadquartersOxford, MS
Jet Card Hourly RatesPhenom 100 from $6,376 per hour, plus FET
Related ProductsLeases, Aircraft Management, Jet Share

Founded in 1997 as an aviation company focusing on aircraft management and leasing, Nicholas Air soon expanded into fractional ownership, lease shares, and jet card programs.

The company was started by aviation veteran Nicholas Correnti and is based in Oxford, Mississippi.

It offers aircraft-specific options, including the Embraer Phenom 100 and 300, Cessna Citation CJ3 and Latitude, and Bombardier Challenger 300.

It offers a deposit jet card based on either hours or dollars. The dollar-based Rise Card enables customers to upgrade or downgrade at published rates. The hours-based Blue Card is aircraft specific and allows upgrades and downgrades at an interchange fee.

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Nicholas Air operates a fleet of aircraft that average under 5 years old

Nicholas Air is included in Private Jet Card Comparisons’ database of over 50 jet card providers, enabling you to compare programs in minutes.

When was the company founded?


Who owns Nicholas Air?

The company is privately held. The owner is its founder Nicholas Correnti.

Who is the CEO?

Nicholas Correnti

How are aircraft sourced?

Nicholas Air operates an owned fleet. It also offers limited fractional ownership and manages aircraft for owners.

Nicholas Air Fleet

Pilatus PC-12Turboprop
Phenom 100Very Light Jet
Citation CJ3Light Jet
Phenom 300Light Jet
Citation LatitudeSuper Midsize Jet
Challenger 300Super Midsize Jet
Source: Nicholas Air

What are the initiation and membership fees?


What is the entry-level program?

The Blue Card at 15 hours

Does Nicholas Air provide guaranteed availability?


Is the hourly rate guaranteed?


Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?

Yes, based on request

What is the company website?

Where is the headquarters?

Oxford, MS

Contact a Sales Executive at Nicholas Air

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