The Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC., a subsidiary of SIFAX Group has taken over the ground handling services of British Airways.
By this development, SAHCO PLC will be providing passenger and ramp handling services to British Airways at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (NAA) Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
A statement signed by the Manager Corporate Communications, SAHCO, Mrs. Vanessa Adetola, explained that the ground handling company has been able to attract and retain the confidence of British Airways due to the seamless, safe and speedy service delivery which it is known for and that this prompted British Airways to move its passenger and ramp handling services to SAHCO.
The move, the statement said took effect with the handling of the evacuation flight which occurred on May 8, 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.
Recently, many foreign airlines have moved their aviation ground handling operations to SAHCO to enjoy the services of a loyal and dedicated workforce, who are well trained and whose integrity cannot be questioned, delivering their services in line with global best practices.
The statement added that 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.
SAHCO has a team that is versed in the best of Departure Control systems in the Aviation industry, World Tracer and BRS, world-class warehousing services, unrivaled customer-friendly service delivery in a safe, speedy and efficient culture, SAHCO treat its clients as partners.
Similarly, Air France has signed another warehousing contract with SAHCO at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. This means SAHCO will provide cargo warehousing services throughout the country for Air France.
SAHCO has been handling Air France’s Cargo Warehousing in Lagos and Port Harcourt, which has influenced the decision to include the Abuja operations due to their satisfactory first-hand experience.
The clients of SAHCO include the following: Aero Contractors, African World Airways, Air Cote D’Ivoire, Air Peace, Arik Air, Allied Air, Badr Airlines, Bristol Helicopters, Camair-Co, Caverton Helicopters, and Dana Air
Others are DHL Aviation, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, Execujets, Ibom Air, Inter Air, Max Air, Middle East Airlines, Overland Airways, South African Airways, TAAG Angola, Tarco Airlines, Value Jet and Virgin Atlantic Cargo.
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 at large.
SAHCO, who is 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 time an aircraft touches down on the tarmac at the airport to the time it taxis out to be airborne, 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.