Posted by Sade Williams
Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) has been awarded the best Aviation Ground Handling Company by the Nigeria Transport Awards.
Nigeria Transport Award (NTA) is an initiative of TransportDay Newspaper, the 2018 award was presented to SAHCO PLC during a dinner which is the 7th edition in the award series at the Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, last week.
According to the organizer, SAHCO PLC won the award out of many shortlisted rival companies because of SAHCO’s unmatched track records in providing quality, safe and speedy Ground Handling services in the Aviation industry over the years.
SAHCO was incorporated as an Aviation Ground Handling services provider under the Nigerian Company & Allied Matters Act of 1990. The company, which was formerly known as Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited before it was privatized and handed over to the SIFAX Group on December 23, 2009 handles many prestigious airlines both foreign and local, recently signed five years contract with Virgin Atlantic Cargo to handle the company’s cargo operations in Nigeria to improve the Airline’s service offering for customers and to provide growth capacity following an improvement in the demand from the pharmaceuticals and courier sectors.
Also, SAHCO which became officially listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on the 21st of April 2019, is the first company under the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) privatization programme to successfully finalize an Initial Public Offering, listed 1.35 billion shares worth N6.29 billion on the Exchange at N4.65 per shares.
Furthermore, SAHCO business model is geared towards delivering premium services and this has necessitated massive investment in technology, personnel development and infrastructural development in Aviation Ground Handling which makes SAHCO the best in West Africa Sub-region and one of the best in Africa as a whole.
The company has also cut its tooth in building Ground Support Equipment from locally sourced materials thereby increasing the clients and would-be clients’ confidence that services offered are seamless and safe.
The services offered by SAHCO includes Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo and Warehousing, VIP Lounge, Crew Administration, Aviation Security and other related Ground Handling services.