Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc has won the contract to take over the ground handling services to one of the world’s foremost airlines, Ethiopian Airlines at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

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According to a Press Statement from the company, SAHCO would be providing Ramp handling services, Cargo handling services & Warehousing services and other aviation related services to the airline starting from January 1st 2024.

Although SAHCO has been responsible for providing Cargo Handling and Warehousing services to Ethiopian Airlines from 2016 in Lagos, and full handling in Kano, the procurement of State-of-the-art equipment fitted with the latest technology; well trained and customer friendly staff; seamless, safe and speedy service delivery has made them pick SAHCO as their new preferred handler at the Cargo Ramp in Lagos.

Ethiopian Airlines is the flag carrier of Ethiopia and is wholly owned by the Ethiopian government with its hub in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest Airline in terms of passengers carried, destinations served, fleet size and revenue and they have been flying into Nigeria for over 30 years.

According to the Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi, “SAHCO’s choice as the preferred ground handling company for full Ethiopian Airlines’ operations at the Cargo Ramp in Lagos is due to its pedigree and brilliant track record over the years. SAHCO has been providing Cargo Services & Warehousing for Ethiopian Airlines for quite a while now and we have displayed a high level of professionalism according to global best practices. This has instilled the trust and confidence which has influenced their decision to move their ground handling contract to us”.

He hinted further that with this business partnership between SAHCO and Ethiopian Airlines, customers are assured of speedy, safe and seamless ramp and cargo movements as they do business with the airline.With this new contract, SAHCO has increased the number of airlines that has moved their ground handling contract to SAHCO to enjoy the unrivaled services that SAHCO is reputed for. SAHCO’s constant investment in modern aviation ground support equipment, a team that is versed in the best of Departure Control Systems in the aviation industry, World Tracer and BRS and world class warehousing services have been irresistible to airlines that want to enjoy the best of services and these has continued to foster SAHCO to ensure that they exceed their customers’ expectations.

SAHCO, a Public Limited Company is ISAGO, RA3 and ISO:9001:2015 certified and the only aviation ground handling service provider that is present in all the commercially operated airports in Nigeria providing services in Passenger Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Ramp Handling, Aviation security, Crew Administration and Premium Lounge Services.