SAHCOL Upgrades Facilities for Improved Service


Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCOL) said it has upgraded most of its equipment in order to provide premium service for its clients.

The company also said that it would not hesitate to construct more warehouses in most airports of the country and expand its businesses once the environment required such.

The Managing Director, SAHCOL, Mr. Basil Agboarumi, made this known during the renewal of ground handling service agreement with Arik Air at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos recently.

Agboarumi, disclosed that some new ground handling equipment of the company would in the next few weeks arrive the country, saying that this would further improve the quality of its service to its clients, including Arik Air.

According to him, since the company was acquired by Sifax Group of Companies about nine years ago, the board had strived to improve quality of services to its clients, stressing it would continue to grow its services especially as the company is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

On the renewed agreement with Arik Air, Agboarumi emphasised that it was an endorsement and showed credibility on the services of the ground handling company. The agreement was renewed for another three years.

He said, “Today is unique for SAHCOL. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) for SAHCOL begins today (last Monday) and we are signing this contract with Arik Air. Arik Air has been with for several years and we have witnessed the growth of the company over the years.

“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 SAHCOL there.

“You will understand that we are the only ground handling company that operates in all commercially 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.”

Also, Mr. Murat Ozcan, Vice President, Ground Operations, Arik Air expressed excitement with the renewed agreement with the ground handling company.

Ozcan also said that the airline had for the past five years developed a mutual relationship with SAHCOL.
He explained that the renewed agreement would run for three years, adding that the management would be willing to constantly renew its contracts with the ground handling company.