Nahco aviance inks 5-year handling contract with Egypt Air

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Nigeria’s foremost ground handling firm, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nacho aviance) ended year 2023 with the signing of a 5-year contract with its long-term client and partner, Egypt Air.

Spokesman for the company, Mr Olutayo Ajakaye, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.

“In a move that confirms its dominance of the ground handling sub-sector of the Nigerian aviation industry…nahco aviance has signed a series of contracts to provide excellent service to eight international and domestic operators.

“The company will handle long – term client and partner, Egypt Air, from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2028.

Egypt Air has joined the list of nahco’s clients with five-year contracts, in addition to Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines which recently increased nahco’s share of its warehousing wallet.

“The contract with Egypt Air rounded off the list of contracts entered into with a number of airlines including Nigeria’s largest carrier, Air Peace for domestic (for regional and international operations), Rwand Air (including at Kano), ASKY, Air Maroc, DHL Aviation, Dana Air and Astra Aviation. The contracts, excluding Egypt Air’s are for three years each,” the statement said.

Ajakaye quoted the GMD/CEO of the company, Mr. Indranil Gupta, as expressing his delight about the development saying the company will always be the go–to ground handler in the country.

“These partnerships underscore the confidence our clients place in the excellence and efficiency which NAHCO is synonymous with.

“Our dedicated and robust workforce is committed to upholding the highest operational standards.

“We remain unwavering in our pursuit of continuous growth and improvement, always exceeding expectations to ensure client satisfaction,” he said.

For his part, the group executive director, commercial and business development, Mr Saheed Lasisi, acknowledged the competition in the industry but added nonetheless that nahcho will always be the provider that airlines will partner with.

“It is very clear that nahco is a strong and efficient brand that has endured more than 44 years of aviation handling efficiency and high-quality standards.

“Our professional and operating ethics set us far above other operators, and this is further proven by our growing list of satisfied local and international airlines partners.

“We will deliver on our promises, and we will deliver service beyond expectations,” he added.

Lasisi further stated said that the first set of modern GSE which the company had paid for will arrive in Nigeria in the first quarter of 2024.

He explained that the investment in modern GSE is strategic as NAHCO seeks to expand its operations and further delight its clients.