The national airline of Cape Verde, Cabo Verde Airlines, has chosen foremost West African ground handling operator, National Aviation Handling Company Plc, NAHCO, as the preferred choice to handle its operations in Nigeria.

Cabo Verde is a passenger and cargo airline based in Cape Verde, connecting four continents with non-stop flights from its hub at Amílcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island.

With this developmwnt, the airline will experience NAHCO Aviance unparalleled professional services, which has seen the ground handler corner the handling of all European airlines plying the Nigerian route.

Cabo Verde, which flies four times into Lagos Airport at the moment, will join the list of other African airlines, which had partnered NAHCO Aviance for seemless operation in Nigeria.

The list includes Kenya Airways, RwandAir, Egypt Air, Ethiopia Airlines, ASKY, Air Peace, Royal Air Maroc and Cronos, to mention but a few.

Cabo Verde’s increasing network includes flights to Washington and Boston in the USA, Dakar, Senegal, and more than four destinations in Brazil, including Foraleza, Porto Alegre, Recife and Salvador.

The airline also flies to Lisbon, Portugal and two ports in Italy: Milan and Rome; and Paris, France.

Expressing her delight with the new business relationship, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NAHCO, Mrs. Olatokunbo Fagbemi, pointed out that the company has upped the ante in ground handling operations in Nigeria.

She said, “We are doing everything right to please our customers, who continue to rely on us to excel. Our unmatched investment in human capacity development continues to be the key to our soaring profile.”

She added that her team of dedicated and well-motivated staff will continue to go the extra mile to support the company’s business partners.

NAHCO Aviance is West Africa’s leading ground handling service provider with presence in all major Nigerian Airports.

Founded in December 1979, the Company has since grown into a multi – billion naira company with diversified investments in energy, logistics and development of a free trade zone, which has led to the establishment of Nahco Free Zone, NFZ, Mainland Cargo Options Limited, MCO, and Nahco Energy Power and Infrastructure, EPI.

NAHCO’s vision is to be the leading service provider, continuously innovating and reshaping ita chosen markets, while its core values are: Safety, Integrity, Innovation, Reliability, Respect and Empathy.

Providing aircraft handling, cargo handling, passenger handling, crew tranaportation, passenger profiling, training, and fueling aervuces, among others, at more than 10 airports across Nigeria, NAHCO has received various certifications that confirm the integrity of its service.

Some of the certifications are: ISAGO certification, which it was the first ground handling company in West Africa to be so certified and which is valid till June, 2021; the Ra3 EU validation of its major stations, which is also valid till July, 2022.

These certifications and re-certifications, which the company has been able to achieve and retain after rigorous processes has benchmarked it for local aviation service quality.


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