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



West Africa’s foremost ground handling service provider, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO)Aviance and fast growing European Airline, Turkish, have signed a long term contract that shows the increasing confidence between the two organisations.

According to the Manager, Communications & Corporate Services, NAHCO Aviance PLC, Tayo Ajakaye, 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 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, stated that the decision of the partners to extend the agreement between them was a demonstration of the trust and confidence the parties have in each other.

“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,” Lasisi said.

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

Award winning 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
  • Training

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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