THE Nigerian Aviation Company Plc (NAHCO Aviance) has announced further certification of its operations with the recent International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certificate issued by IATA for its operations in Kano.
This is just as the companies with Turkish Airlines have agreed to further strengthen the partnership that exists between them to ensure seamless importation and exportation of cargoes.
The new ISAGO’s registration certification for Kano which expires on 21 August, 2020, brought to three, the total number of stations certified by ISAGO. The others are Lagos and Abuja.
NAHCO has therefore, become the only ground handler in Nigeria with ISAGO certifications in three stations.
Late last year, the company announced the RA 3 revalidation of its operations in the country’s major airports by the European Union. The Third Country EU Regulated Agent (RA3) validation was issued to a number of NAHCO’s airport operations. The stations include Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.
The ISAGO Audit and ISAGO Registration means that NAHCO Aviance has demonstrated conformity with the applicable ISAGO standards and recommended practices as specified in the ISAGO Ground Operations Manual Edition 7 certifying its area of operations.
NAHCO’s reinforced partnership with Turkish Airlines came at a time it was driving a five-year transformation plan with determined focus on the customer.
Speaking at Iftar dinner organised for Turkish Airlines stakeholders in Lagos, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mrs Olatokunbo Fagbemi, said the partnership was about ensuring that NAHCO does things in such a way that it would be easy for Turkish Airlines to serve the clients and the shippers better and also an easy for the shippers to understand the activities of Turkish Airlines.