Turkish Airline, NAHCO, Renew Agreement, Sign Long–Term Contract




Posted by Sade Williams


West Africa’s foremost ground handling service provider, nahco aviance and fast growing European Airline, Turkish, have signed a long – term contract that shows the increasing confidence between the two organisations.


The contract renewal which was signed recently would see the ground handler handle all Turkish passenger and cargo flights and other ramp activities in all Turkish locations in Nigeria, including Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt.


The renewal comes only a few weeks after the Company won the contract to handle Cabo Verde Airlines, the national airline of Cape Verde.


Speaking on the development, the Group Executive Director Commercial and Business Development, nahco aviance, Prince Saheed Lasisi, said the decision of the partners to extend the agreement between them is a demonstration of the trust and confidence the parties have in each other.


Lasisi said, “The fundamental of any relationship is trust. We have been in this relationship with Turkish for decades. Over this time, we have come to trust each other and to look out for what is in the best interest of one another. We are proud to be chosen consistently over others because of our excellent service delivery and unparalleled customer experience.”


The Executive Director assured that in the long run nahco aviance will only have itself to compete with because of the superior it had set for the industry.


Award winning Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) is West Africa’s leading ground handling service provider with presence in all major Nigerian Airports. Founded in December 1979, the Company has since grown into a multi – billion Naira Company with diversified investments in energy, logistics and development of a free trade zone. This has led to the establishment of Nahco Free Zone (NFZ), Mainland Cargo Options Limited (MCO) and Nahco Energy Power and Infrastructure (EPI).


The Company has a vision to be the leading service provider, continuously innovating and reshaping our chosen markets. NAHCO’s core values are: Safety, Integrity, Innovation, Reliability, Respect and Empathy.


The Company offers a number of services at more than ten airports across Nigeria. These include:
Aircraft Handling
Cargo Handling
Passenger Handling
Crew Transportation
Passenger Profiling


The Company has received various certifications that confirm the integrity of its service. Some of these include ISAGO certification of which the Company was the first ground handling company in West Africa to receive. This has been recertified till June 2021.

The Ra3 EU validation of our major stations will expire in July, 2022.


These certifications and re-certifications which the Company is able to achieve and retain after rigorous processes has set it up as the benchmark for local aviation service quality.

The Company’s Q4 2019 unaudited results released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) shows a revenue of N10.1 billion.

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