By Olushola Okunlade

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc has renewed their ground handling contract to continue to provide aviation ground handling services for British Airways (BA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for the next five years.

SAHCO started providing Ground Handling Services to British Airways in 2020 when BA moved her ground handling contract to SAHCO after operating in Nigeria for over 40 years. They saw the need to transfer their Ground Handling contract to SAHCO due to the unrivalled services that SAHCO Provides.

British Airways decided to renew the contract for the next five years after the Airline did their due diligence through rigorous audits from their international team for all the Ground Handling companies in Nigeria and still found SAHCO to be the best.

According to the contract, SAHCO would be providing Passenger Handling Services, Baggage Handling services, Ramp Handling services, Cargo Handling services, and Warehousing to British Airways at both the International Airports at Lagos and Abuja.

British Airways is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Waterside, Harmondsworth, near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.

Basil Agboarumi, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, SAHCO, speaking about the contract renewal promised to continuously deliver quality and improved ground handling services through SAHCO’s well-trained staff in all of SAHCO’S stations.

With the constant investment in modern Aviation Ground Support equipment fitted with the latest technology, SAHCO has ensured that all her clients’ expectations are not only met but also exceeded. SAHCO boasts of a professional team that is versed in the best of Departure Control systems in the Aviation industry for Passenger Check-in and Boarding, as well as Load control systems. In the event of tracking lost or delayed baggage, SAHCO has a team that is skilled in World Tracer and Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS).

It is worth noting that SAHCO is also the recipient of numerous awards both locally and internationally due to its quality service delivery in aviation ground handling operations in Nigeria. SAHCO is an RA3 and IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certified company. These certifications make the company a preferred gateway to import and export to European countries and the world. SAHCO is also an International Standard Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001-2015) Certified.

SAHCO, a member of the Airport Services Association (ASA), is an Aviation Ground Handling service provider involved in all the activities that take place from the arrival of an aircraft to its departure to the delight of its customers and benefit of all stakeholders, utilizing state-of-the-art skills, procedure, equipment and facilities with a devoted workforce.


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