Since its inception in 1997 as a small private jet company, Nicholas Air has grown to become a leading private aviation provider. The company offers a range of highly customizable options for private air travel, including several different types of jet cards.
Three Jet Card Choices
Today, Nicholas Air is a leading provider of jet cards. Its Jet Card Program features three Jet card memberships for clients who prefer a minimum upfront investment with access to the company's entire fleet.
One of the most significant benefits of this program is that all Jet cards can be renewed at any time with no long-term commitment. The Jet Card program offers you the freedom to fly on your schedule in an aircraft of your choice. The three flexible programs provided under Nicholas Air program are: the Blue Card, Rise Card, and Smart Card.
- Blue Card
The Blue Card program is ideal for individuals who would prefer a specific aircraft type when flying. It is also the program that features the lowest hourly rate among the three jet cards and its hours never expire. With a Blue Card program, you are guaranteed between 15 and 100 hours of flight every year with a notice time of as low as ten hours. There is also no repositioning fee, and you will be allowed access to the entire fleet. For the Blue Card membership, you pre-purchase 15, 30, 60, or 100 hours on the aircraft model of your choice ie it is a plane specific card.
- Rise Card
The Rise Card offers you the best plan if you are looking to maximize flexibility. With no interchange rates, you enjoy between 30 and 120 flight hours per year. The notice time of the Rise Card is 48 hours, and your deposit never expires. You also have fleet access and no repositioning fees. The Rise Card membership is deposit based, and you can access it for as low as $200k.
- Smart Card
Lastly, you can also go for the Smart Card membership that requires minimal investment and allows you to pay as you go. With a Smart Card membership, you get between five and 15 hours per year. Just like the other two programs, you will also get fleet access and no repositioning fee. You will also enjoy interchange aircraft with no interchange rates.
The Jet Cards’ Overall Features
The following features apply to all three card types:
- Interchange between aircraft types
- You can replish your jet card in 15-Hour Increments
- Guaranteed availability
- No Re-Positioning fees
- One hour daily minimum flight time
- No long-term commitment
- Exclusive fleet for jet card members
- No initiation or membership fees
- Fuel and pilots are included in the cost
Types of Planes Available
Nicholas Air maintains an exclusive fleet with an average aircraft age of less than five years. The fleet features Pilatus PC-12 turboprops and Phenom 100, Citation Latitude, Citation CJ3, and Phenom 300 jets.
The Pilatus PC-12 which is known for its exceptional performance, versatility, and reliability. The PC-12 is the most popular business aircraft in the market today. In fact, Nicholas Air is the only provider of the Pilatus PC-12 that features a spacious cabin that can accommodate up to eight passengers. The Pilatus PC-12 holds one of the highest safety ratings in the aircraft industry
The Phenom 100 offers speed, comfort, and unique performance in the light jet industry. It also features a roomy cabin that can accommodate up to six passengers. The Phenom 100 has one of the largest baggage compartments in its class. It also features a masterfully designed interior by BMW.
The Phenom 300 is arguably the most innovative private jet in the market today. It features large windows and luggage compartments. It is also spacious and consumes less power. This aircraft also features an intelligently designed cabin that offers maximum comfort plus extensive in-flight entertainment.
The Cessna Citation CJ3 is known for its reliability, efficiency, and comfort. The CJ3 also has wireless high-speed internet and an enclosed lavatory. It also features an ultra quiet cabin and adjustable chairs for maximum comfort.
Overall Nicholas Air is known for its quality service and personalized programs that suit its customer needs. The company offers competitive rates and value for your money.