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SAHCO secures ground handling contract with Ethiopian airlines at MMIA, Lagos

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC has clinched a significant contract to take over ground handling services for Ethiopian Airlines at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, Nigeria.

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The contract covers Ramp handling services, Cargo handling services & Warehousing services, and other aviation-related services. The partnership officially commenced on January 1st, 2024.

While SAHCO has been responsible for providing Cargo Handling and Warehousing services to Ethiopian Airlines in Lagos since 2016, along with full handling in Kano, the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment and the commitment to advanced technology, coupled with well-trained and customer-friendly staff, influenced Ethiopian Airlines’ decision to select SAHCO as their preferred handler at the Cargo Ramp in Lagos.

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline in terms of passengers carried, destinations served, fleet size, and revenue, is wholly owned by the Ethiopian government, with its hub in Addis Ababa. Having operated in Nigeria for over 30 years, Ethiopian Airlines is renowned for its extensive presence and influence in the aviation industry.

Basil Agboarumi, the Managing Director/CEO of SAHCO, expressed his satisfaction with the selection, stating, “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.” He emphasized that SAHCO’s professionalism, in line with global best practices, has instilled trust and confidence in Ethiopian Airlines’ decision to entrust their ground handling contract to SAHCO.

This partnership is expected to ensure efficient, safe, and seamless ramp and cargo movements, enhancing the overall customer experience for Ethiopian Airlines at the MMIA in Lagos. SAHCO’s commitment to cutting-edge technology, a highly skilled workforce, and world-class warehousing services has been a driving force in attracting airlines seeking unparalleled ground handling services.

SAHCO, a Public Limited Company, holds certifications in ISAGO, RA3, and ISO:9001:2015. It stands as the only aviation ground handling service provider present in all commercially operated airports in Nigeria, offering services in Passenger Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Ramp Handling, Aviation Security, Crew Administration, and Premium Lounge Services.


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