Based on its top-notch records in the Nigerian ground handling sub-sector of the aviation industry and having delighted Qatar Airways for several years at different airports across the country where it operates, Qatar Airways has again granted its handling contracts in Port Harcourt and Kano airports to Nigeria’s ground handler of choice, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, (NAHCO Plc).
The agreement which takes effect from March 2022, came on the heels of the exceptional top- of- the- range handling services delivery by NAHCO Plc, and it will run for another five years. Prince Saheed Lasisi, NAHCO Plc’s Group Executive Director, Commercial and Business Development, in announcing the development, described the feat as reward for hard work and commitment on the part of Management and Staff of NAHCO Plc.
He expressed excitement on the achievement, describing it as a boost for both companies. ‘’ We are committed to maintaining our leadership position in the ground handling business, as such, we will not relent. The support from the Board of Directors has helped in no small measure, as new Ground Support Equipment are being made available to us for ease of operations. We are therefore primed to continue our excellent service delivery to Qatar Airways’’.
NAHCO Plc currently has an all-encompassing contract with the airline in Lagos and Abuja, providing passenger, cargo, and ramp handling services to Qatar Airways, which also includes the provision of crew transportation and other ancillary services to the respected airliner.
The latest signings for Port Harcourt and Kano have brought the airlines fully under the cover of NAHCO Plc. NAHCO Plc is a Nigerian diversified enterprise with interests in aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training and logistics. The company currently serves several airlines across the major functional airports within Nigeria, and handles the largest chunk of domestic, foreign and cargo airlines.
In 2005, the Nigerian Aviation Handing Company Plc was privatized and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2006.
The Company is now owned by over 80, 000 shareholders, as well as local and institutional investors. NAHCO Plc is a 3-times winners of NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE AWARD” and recently named Best Ground Handling Company in Nigeria for the year 2021 by Nigerian Aviation Awards (NIGAV).