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Skyway Aviation Handling Company Public Liability Company (SAHCO) has renewed its ground handling contract with Arik Air at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi, explained that with the renewal, some new ground handling equipment of the company, which will improve the quality of the services it offers, would arrive in few weeks.

He vowed to continue to deliver quality and improved ground handling services to all clients across the airports in the country. Agboarumi made known that ever since Sifax Group of Companies acquired the company, efforts had been put in place to continue to grow its services especially as the company is enlisted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).


He added that the agreement which has been renewed for another three years is even more unique because SAHCO was about to commence its Initial Public Offering (IPO).

“We are happy that the new management has established the airline on the right path. Arik Air is a good company to do business with. We are very proud to associate with the airline. Wherever Arik Air is mentioned, we will stand up for you. We have new equipment coming in. Some of them are on the high seas, while others are with us here already in the country.

“We have warehouses in Port Harcourt, Kano, Lagos and Abuja and we are ready to build warehouses wherever they are needed. You have to understand that we are business people. If there is need for business expansion to any airport in the country, we will not hesitate to do that. Not just in Enugu, but across Nigeria. As long as business is expanding to those sides, you will see SAHCO there.

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“You will understand that we are the only ground handling company that operates in all commercially operated airports in Nigeria. So, when it comes to warehouses and we are sure that it will be utilised to the fullest capacity, we will be there,” he added, as reported by ThisDay.

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[READ MORE: SAHCO records N665.649 million loss for FY 2018)

Also commenting on the renewed agreement, Arik Air’s Vice President, Ground Operations, Murat Ozcan, expressed excitement at the renewal, saying that the two companies had developed a mutual relationship over the past five years.


Ozcan also said that Arik Air hoped that the management would be willing to constantly renew its contracts with the ground handling company.


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