THE Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) has been awarded the ‘Best Ground Handling Company in West Africa.
The award which was given at the 5th edition of the Balafon Travel Awards which held in Accra was put together to recognise individuals and corporate bodies who have excelled in Aviation, Travel and Tourism and who have contributed immensely to the growth of Aviation, Hotels Business, Tourism and Travels in West Africa.
According to the organisers, “SAHCO bagged the award because of its outstanding activities in sustaining functional and efficient operations, adding value to cargo and the travel industry. SAHCO has also been recognised due to the significant role it is playing in not only driving the aviation and cargo agenda of the organisation and country, but catalyzing the growth of tourism in the sub region and also helping forge ties between the countries in the sub region and Africa with a view to enhancing regional tourism and global tourism.”
The award, a segment of Accra Weizo which holds annually was instituted in 2009 by the publishers of ATQ News and organised in partnership with AKWAABA African Travel Market.
Presenting a paper at the event on ‘Seamless Travel in West Africa: Challenges and prospects of inter-connecting West Africa, the Managing Director of SAHCO, Mr. Basil Agboarumi represented by the Vice Chairman, Mr. Chike Ogeah, spoke about how seamless travel was a major contributor to passenger experience and customer retention in the air travel market.
Etihad Airlines also recognised SAHCO as the best handling company in all its African and Indian subcontinents stations overtaking the Indian subcontinents for the first time just as DHL Aviation has similarly endorsed SAHCO during its ground handling quality, safety and performance audit of 2019 as ‘a complete and very professional ground handling operator.