British Airways Picks SAHCO as Ground Handling Services Provider

Skyway Aviation Handling Company SAHCOL

By Dipo Olowookere

One of the leading airline operators in the world, British Airways, has chosen Nigeria’s Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc as its ground handling services provider.

A statement from SAHCO, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), disclosed that its selection was based on the professional way it handled of the evacuation flight of the airline on May 8, 2020.

Business Post reports that last Friday, British Airways brought some Nigerians from the United Kingdom to the country via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos in a deal with the federal government of Nigeria.

Impressed by the smooth operation, British Airways picked SAHCO to provide passenger and ramp handling services at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Also, Air France has signed another warehousing contract with SAHCO at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

This contract will enable SAHCO to provide cargo warehousing services for Air France throughout the country.

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.

In recent times, many foreign airlines have moved their aviation ground handling operations to SAHCO so as to enjoy services of SAHCO’s loyal, dedicated and well-trained workforce delivering their activities in line with global best practices.

The firm treats its clients as partners especially 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.

Some of the airline operators with SAHCO include Aero Contractors, African World Airways, Air Cote D’Ivoire, Air Peace, Arik Air, Allied Air, Badr Airlines, Bristol Helicopters, Camair-Co, Caverton Helicopters, Dana Air, 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, Virgin Atlantic Cargo.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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