Ground handling services provider nahco Aviance has taken over the running of Osubi Airport in Warri, Delta State. The airport is owned by Shoreline Group.
The company, according to its spokesman, Tayo Ajakaye, is implementing the letters of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Shoreline Group which would provide ground handling services at the Osubi Airport.
The agreement, Ajakaye said, gives nahco aviance exclusive right for ground handling services at the airport including passenger ramp, and cargo operation.
Some domestic carriers are currently operating in Osubi Airport. They include Aero, Arik, and Escravos .
The MoU, he said, provides for NAHCO aviance to negotiate separate agreements with the other operators using the airport.
Expressing his delight over the new deal, the Chief Commercial Officer of the company, Mr. Seyi Adewale, said that there had been good benefits from Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and FGN’s concessionaire initiatives in the aviation sub-sector.
According to him, “Airports within the country now have opportunities for new capital (investments) to improve airport infrastructure and also improve the overall airport architecture that helps to facilitate excellent passenger experience within our borders.
“Using this partnership model, we are currently witnessing concessioned airport terminals outperforming the publicly managed airport terminals and many of these concessioned airports rely on NAHCO in-part to achieve this feat.
“Specific to Osubi Airport, we would be bringing over 35years aviation ground handling capabilities to further accentuate the excellent passenger experience through skilled manpower .”