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New handling price regime: Five ground handlers sign compliance, implementation MoU to eliminate sabotage 

FOLLOWING approval granted by the Nigerian Civil international airlines and March 1, 2022 (for local) operators, Chief Executives of five ground handling companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to guard against economic sabotage amongst its ranks. The joint communiqué was signed by Olumuyiwa Olumekun; the Ag. CEO, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc; Mr. Basil Agboarumi, CEO, Skyway …

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NAHCO commences handling United Airline after airline’s return to Nigeria

NIGERIAN Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO Plc), Tuesday welcomed the United States-based United Airlines back to Lagos, Nigeria and has become the official ground handler of the airline. The Airline, flight UA612 touched down at about 11:10 am at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and was received by a host of dignitaries. United Airlines, having voluntarily exited the Lagos airspace …

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Red Star Freight, Arik Air sign GSA Contract to enhance cargo movement

RED Star Express Plc, a licensee of Federal Express (FedEx) Corporation, the world’s largest delivery solutions provider, has entered into a partnership agreement with Arik Air as the General Sales Agent (GSA). This was announced during a recent official chat with the Chief Operating Officer of Red Star Freight, Mudiaga Okumagba, at the company’s headquarters. According to him, the partnership …

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New handling rates: NCAA mediates as AGHAN shelves November 5 strike

  NIGERIAN Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) seem to have negotiated an armistice between the ground handlers and the industry leading to the Aviation Ground Handling Association of Nigeria (AGHAN), shelving its impending indefinite strike that was scheduled to commence tomorrow, Friday.   Chairman of AGHAN, Mr. Olaniyi Adigun,  said since the body made its intention known to embark on the …

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BASL says FOD awareness initiative will boost aerodrome safety

  BI-COURTNEY Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the domestic wing of the Lagos Airport, the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) launched a ‘Foreign Object Debris’ (FOD) awareness initiative at the terminal stressing that it would help keep the operations area sterile and free from objects that would cause hazard.     Ag. Head of Business, Mr. Raphael Uchegbu,  …

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NAHCO, stakeholders pow-wow as coy handles Ethiopian Airlines Enugu resumption

  NIGERIAN Aviation Handling Company Plc, NAHCO Plc, at the weekend, held a Stakeholder dinner commemorating the resumption of Ethiopian Airlines to Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) Enugu on October 9, 2021. The flight resumption was heralded with fanfare and fulfillment of expectation after her over two years absence from the station. NAHCO Plc, the airline’s ground handling provider utilized …

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Electricity, duplication of govt. agencies functions impede on effective warehousing- Agboarumi

GROUND handlers have enumerated some challenges associated warehousing of goods stressing that despite investment in equipment to raise the bar in warehousing things like  electricity, lack of forex, duplication of duties among government agencies still pose major challenges to effective warehousing. Managing Director Skyway Aviation Handling Company Ltd (SAHCO), Mr. Basil Agboarumi gave this  run down at the Chinet Aviation …

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Mainstream Cargo boss backs development of cargo infrastructure to grow economies

CHIEF Executive officer Mainstream Cargo Limited, Mr. Seyi Adewale has said that there is the need to encourage and support state governments in build airport cargo infrastructure stressing that it is critical for connecting-the-dots in moving mostly agricultural produce and would aid in growing state economy, generate IGR and create jobs. This is just as he decried that the nation …

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