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AIRLINES OPERATE UNDER HARSH CONDITION—–MED-VIEW AIRLINES MD

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Med-View Airlines.Alhaji Muneer Bankole has appeal to the Nigerian President,Muhammadu Buhari to come to the aid of airlines operators in the country in getting foreign exchange at the official rate. Speaking in a radio programme in Lagos,Bankole said it was difficult for the airlines to source hard currency each time they want to embark on a major overhaul in their aircraft which is done outside the country. According to him,often time operators have to resort to the parallel market for foreign exchange to pay…

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RIZMAN KADRI NOW SAHCOL’S ACTING MD

The Board of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL, has named Mr. RizwanKadri as the new Acting Managing Director/COO of the company with effect from January 4, 2016. In a press statement signed by SAHCOL’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Basil Agboarumi, RizwanKadri takes over from Dr. Oluropo Owolabi, who now moves to the Board as a Director, where he’s expected to further contribute his experience in the industry to move SAHCOL forward. Until this new appointment, RizwanKadri was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Skyway Aviation Handling…

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SAHCOL GETS ISAGO CERTIFICATION FOR KANO STATION

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL, MallamAminu Kano International Airport, Kano Station, has passed the International Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO), conducted by the International Air Transport Association IATA. According to SAHCOL’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Basil Agboarumi, this certification signifies that the SAHCOL at the MallamAminu Kano International Airport, Kano, has now modeled its operations to the ISAGO standards, as a result making a commitment to operate to globally accepted industry best practices. The registration, which is in accordance with the provisions of the ISAGO Programme…

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SAHCOL TO PROVIDE GROUND HANDLING SERVICES TO SOUTH AFRICA AIRWAYS IN ABUJA

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has been named by South African Airways as a preferred Ground Handler in its Abuja operations. This award kicks off the beginning of another long standing relationship between SAHCOL and South African Airways (SAA), in providing seamless services to the airline. By this contract, SAHCOL shall once again have the single privilege of providing fast and expedient ground handling services to the SAA operations in Abuja, in the areas of Passenger, Ramp and Cargo Handling services. To date, SAHCOL has successfully established a…

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AFRICAN AIRLINES STRUGGLE TO BENEFIT FROM OIL’S FALL

African Airlines are struggling to realise the benefits of a lower oil price as the positive effect is offset by weakening currencies in SA, Kenya, Nigeria and other economies, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Demand for international travel in the region has decreased due to “adverse economic developments” in countries that are oil reliant, such as Nigeria. IATA’s forecast data showed combined airline profits were “barely positive” for this year at $200million, which is about $2.51 a passenger. Last year, the industry broke even. Figures for last…

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Aero gets award

Aero Contractors has won the Safety Culture Award. It also received an ambulance from the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) and Nigeria Social Insurance Trus Fund (NSITF) for its effort. The award, according a statement by the airline, was won following an audit by a team of consultants from NECA/NSITF on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies, procedures and culture. The statement reiterates the airline’s high safety and security standards in the market. The airline, the statement said, is known for its adoption of cutting-edge technology and for offering comfort, flexibility and…

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Medview Airlines to begin Lagos-London, Lisbon flights

Medview Airlines is set to begin flights  from Lagos  into London and Lisbon in Portugal. The Managing Director, Alhaji Muneer Bankole who made this known, said the carrier has secured approvals from aviation authorities in the United Kinfgdom (UK) and Portugal to begin the operations. Bankole said the airline has engaged a consultant to complete the bilateral and technical preparations for the operations, describing the deal as part fulfillment of the Air Agreement Nigeria it has with the two European countries. He said Medview was  moved to actualise its designation…

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NACCIMA VISITS SAHCOL WAREHOUSE: SAYS NIGERIA HAS COME OF AGE

The Director-General of the National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Barrister Emmanuel Cobham,has lauded the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) for erecting its warehouse in the heart of the country’s commercial capital, Lagos saying with this facilityin place Nigeria has come of age. The NACCIMA boss made this comment when he paid a facility visit to the facility at the Cargo Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja. He was received during the visit by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr Oluropo Owolabi. BarristerCobhams,while…

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SAHCOL ABUJA STATION GETS ISAGO CERTIFICATION

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) NnamdiAzikiwe International Airport, Abuja Station has passed the International Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO), conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). According to a statement issued by SAHCOL’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Basil Agboarumi, with this award, it means that SAHCOL, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja has now modeled its operations to the ISAGO standards, as a result making a commitment to operate to globally accepted industry best practices. The registration which shall be valid till January 2017, in…

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SAHCOL ACQUIRES/DEPLOYS EQUIPMENT FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE DELIVERY

As part of its determination to improve the face of ground handling in Nigeria, in line with International best practices, the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has taken delivery of additional Ground Support Equipment (GSE). The equipment, manufactured by TUG, United States; Denge, United Kingdom and TBD, United Kingdom, includes Conveyor Belt Loaders and Baggage Tractors; Baggage Carts; Pallet & Container Dollies, respectively, which are already being deployed to further improve services to clients across the network. Meanwhile, as part of the growing profile of the Company, SAHCOL was…

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