The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc has won the contested handling contract with the Middle East carrier, Qatar Airways, thereby renewing the contract for another five years.
Also, the ground handling company has signed a new contract with AZMAN Air on its international route, in addition to the previously held contracts for the airline’s domestic operations.
A statement by Mr. Samuel Akinrinmade, Head, Corporate Communications, NAHCO, said that the company would again handle Qatar Airways for another five years period with the renewal of the contract.
NAHCO’s Group Executive Director, Business Development and Commercial, Saheed Lasisi, in announcing the development, expressed excitement about the feat, describing it as a boost for both companies, as NAHCO was primed to continue its excellent service delivery to the airline.
“With the new contract, which runs for five years and coupled with the additional frequencies of Qatar flights to Nigeria and Ghana, we are glad to go even further to provide the top -notched services for which we are known and have offered the airline for the past nine years.
“Also, the recent addition of more Ground Support Equipment (GSE) especially the brand-new dollies, Qatar Airways and our other clients will experience the best available handling service.”
In another development, the Group Managing Director of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, Mrs. Olatokunbo Fagbemi, has expressed NAHCO’s readiness to work with the National Trade Facilitation Committee of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment to improve the nation’s capacity for export. She made the statement during a visit of the Committee on an inspection tour of the Company’s facility.
The committee, led by its Chairman, who is also a Director at the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Aliyu Abubakar, had earlier been briefed by NAHCO’S team on the Company’s activities and processes.
In his remarks, the Committee Chairman and leader of the delegation, Abubakar urged NAHCO to continue on the path to boosting export with the creation of additional cold rooms and storage facility for agricultural- products.
NAHCO Plc is a Nigerian diversified enterprise with interests in aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training.
The company currently serves several airlines across the major functional airports within Nigeria, and handles the largest chunk of domestic, foreign and cargo airlines.