By Sade Williams
Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) has received the brief to take care of ground handling operations at the newly commissioned Bayelsa State international airport following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SAHCO and the Bayelsa State Government.
SAHCO is a rival to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) in the Nigerian aviation space and the signing of the MoU would allow the company stamp the hallmark of its services on a new airport that is likely to attract a different kind of passenger traffic flocking to the oil-rich state.
Adetola Unansohia, the company’s spokesperson, said SAHCO was chosen by the state government to cater for passenger handling services, ramp handling, cargo and warehousing amongst other aviation ground handling activities in the new airport because of its safe, speedy and efficient services.
She said SAHCO has therefore made history as the first aviation ground handler to handle airlines in the new international airport which is built to cater for both international and domestic airline operators.
Skyway Aviation Handling Company, a fully indigenous ground handling company, divested some of its shares to the Nigerian public in an initial public offering (IPO) concluded on 9th January 2019.
With intense manpower trainings, excellent customer services and investments in state-of-the-art aviation ground handling equipment, the company said it is daily exceeding customer expectations; along with the recent expansion of its operations to Ibadan Airport.
SAHCO, incorporated as an aviation ground handling service provider under the Nigerian Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990, describes itself as the reference point to the birth of a successful flight within the Nigerian aviation sector, providing services in passenger handling, ramp handling, cargo handling and warehousing, aviation security, baggage reconciliation, crew bus and executive lounge services and other related ground handling services in all Nigerian commercial airports.