NIGERIA – Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc has said it will provide ground-handling services to Ethiopian Airlines at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.

The company said this in a statement, adding, “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 have made them (Ethiopian Airlines) to choose SAHCO as their sole ground handling partner.”

SAHCO’s spokesperson, Mrs Uansohia Adetola Vanessa, was quoted by a local daily as saying the ground-handling firm will be responsible for cargo and warehousing handling services to the Ethiopian Airline.

It stated, “Like many other International airlines partners, Ethiopian Airlines which is the biggest Airline in Africa will now enjoy full professional ground handling and other related aviation services that SAHCO has always been known to render to her clients, using modern and up to date technologies.

“With this new contract, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc will be responsible for passenger handling services, ramp and baggage handling services, cargo and warehousing services and all aviation related handling services for Ethiopian Airlines.”

SAHCO further noted that it would provide full aviation ground-handling service to Ethiopian Airlines on its passenger flight schedule of four times a week and another schedule for its cargo flight operations at the Kano airport.

“With this engagement, passengers are assured of speedy, safe and seamless check-in, boarding, baggage services, ramp and cargo movements as they fly Ethiopian Airlines within the routes,” it stated.

It noted that SAHCO’s RA3 and IATA safety audit for ground operations certification made it a preferred gateway to import and export to European countries and others.

SAHCO Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) is 100% owned by the Sifax Group and incorporated as an Aviation Ground Handling Service Provider under the Nigerian Company & Allied Matters Act of 1990

The company offers airport handling services to a number of local and international airlines which include Dana Air, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa and Air France.