The national airline of Cape Verde, Cabo Verde Airlines, has chosen foremost West Africa ground handling operator, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Aviance Plc, to handle its operations in Nigeria.
With this development, Cabo Verde, a passenger and cargo airline based in Cape Verde joins the long list of African airlines handled by the ground handling giant.
It connects four continents with non-stop flights from its hub at Amílcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island.
The airline will experience NAHCO Aviance’ unparalleled professional services, which has seen the ground handler corner the handling of all European airlines that ply the Nigerian route.
Cabo Verde which flies four times into the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos at the moment will join the list of other African airlines, who had partnered NAHCO Aviance for seamless operation in Nigeria.
Some of the African airlines handled by NAHCO includes: Kenya Airways, RwandAir, Egypt Air, Ethiopia Airlines, ASKY, Air Peace, Royal Air Maroc and Cronos.
Cabo Verde’s increasing network includes flights to Washington and Boston in USA, Dakar, Senegal and more than four destinations in Brazil, including Foraleza, Porto Alegre, Recife and Salvador.
The airline also flies to Lisbon, Portugal and two ports in Italy: Milan and Rome; and to Paris, France.
Speaking on the development, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NAHCO, Mrs. Olatokunbo Fagbemi, expressed delight with the new business pointing out that the company has upped the ante in ground handling operations in Nigeria.
According to her, “We are doing everything right to please our customers, who continue to rely on us to excel. Our unmatched investment in human capacity development continues to be the key to our soaring profile.”
Fagbemi stated that her team of dedicated and well-motivated staff would continue to go the extra mile to support the company’s business partners.
The 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 chosen markets.
NAHCO’s core values are: safety, integrity, innovation, reliability, Respect and empathy.
The company offers a number of services at more than 10 airports across Nigeria.
- Aircraft Handling
- Cargo Handling
- Passenger Handling
- Crew Transportation
- Passenger Profiling
- Fueling Services
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.