Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO), has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange, its shareholders, and the investing public that it has been recertified by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The recertification was issued to SAHCO after it passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) standards audit, conducted on the company after the expiration
of the previous certification.

About the audit: The audit cuts across Load control, Passenger and Baggage Handling, Aircraft Handling and Loading, Aircraft Ground Movement, Cargo and Mail Handling.

More so, the revalidation was issued to SAHCO after an onsite confirmation of the implementation of the ISAGO Audit, which was certified to be in compliance with internationally recognised quality auditing principles.

“By this recertification, SAHCO has continued to model its operations in Lagos and Abuja to ISAGO standards, as a result making a commitment to continue to operate to globally accepted industry best practices. The Audits cuts across Load control, Passenger and Baggage Handling, Aircraft Handling and Loading, Aircraft Ground Movement, Cargo and Mail Handling.

As already pledged to its clients (current and prospective), it is SAHCO’s resolve to continually provide quality and efficient Passenger, Ramp and Cargo Handling Services in line with best practices and the highest International Standards to the delight of its customers and benefit of all stakeholders, utilizing State-of-the-art equipment, skills, procedures and facilities, and employing a dedicated workforce.”

What you should know about IATA: The International Air Transport Association is responsible for regulating the aviation travel industry across the world. Travel agents and agencies apply for IATA certifications to demonstrate their superior qualifications.

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About SAHCO: SAHCO is a company listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). It is incorporated as an Aviation Ground Handling services provider under the Nigerian Company & Allied Matters Act of 1990.

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SAHCO, which was formerly known as Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited before it was privatised and handed over to the SIFAX Group on December 23, 2009, was carved out of the defunct Nigeria Airways as part of the Nigerian government’s Ministry of Aviation reform of 1996.

The Company was listed on the Main Board of the NSE on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

SAHCO is the only surviving subsidiary of the defunct Nigerian Airways and is the first government privatized company to be successfully listed under the guidance of the Bureau of Public Enterprises.

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The company’s business model is geared towards delivering premium services and this has necessitated massive investment in personnel development, fleet replacement and infrastructure development over the years, with a spread to twenty-one (21) commercially operated airports in Nigeria, as a result making SAHCO a one-stop shop for Passenger Handling, Cargo & Ramp Handling services in the Nigerian Aviation Ground
Handling services.

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Famuyiwa Damilare is a trained journalist. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ). Damilare is an innovative and transformational leader with broad-based expertise in journalism and media practice at large. He has explored his proven ability in the areas of reporting, curating and generating contents, creatively establishing social media engagements, and mobile editing of videos. It is safe to say he’s a multimedia journalist.


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