SAHCO takes over British Airways ground handling contract

Segun Oladipupo & Chinazor Megbolu


The Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) said it had secured the ground handling contract of British Airways.

The Manager, Corporate Communication of SAHCO, Vanessa Uansohia made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

Uansohia said the new contact affords SAHCO the opportunity of providing passenger and ramp handling services to airways at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

According to her, the seamless, safe and speedy service delivery which SAHCO is known for, prompted British Airways to move her passenger and Ramp Handling services to SAHCO.

She added that the move took effect with the handling of the evacuation flight which occurred on the 8th of May, 2020.

“British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, Headquartered at Waterside, Harmondsworth, near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.

“SAHCO is the only Aviation Ground Handling Company that is present in all the commercially operated airports in Nigeria.

“In recent times, many foreign airlines have moved their aviation ground handling operations to SAHCO so as to enjoy being handled by a loyal and dedicated workforce well trained and whose integrity is undoubtable, delivering their activities in line with global best practices.

“With constant investment in modern aviation ground support equipment fitted with the latest technology, a team of engineers that can build ground support equipment from locally sourced materials which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, a team that is versed in the best of Departure Control systems in the Aviation industry, World Tracer and BRS, world class warehousing services, unrivalled customer friendly service delivery in a safe, speedy and efficient culture, SAHCO treats its clients as partners.

“In the same vein, Air France has signed another warehousing contract with SAHCO at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. This means SAHCO will provide Cargo warehousing service throughout the country for Air France. SAHCO has been handling Air France’s Cargo Warehousing in Lagos and Port Harcourt which has influenced decision to include the Abuja operations due to their satisfactory first-hand experience.”

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