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NAS Acquires New Ground Handling License in Nigeria

Nigeria : Wednesday, July 17, 2019

National Aviation Services (NAS) has acquired a new license for aviation services in Nigeria. The license allows NAS to provide comprehensive passenger, ramp and cargo handling, lounge management as well as meet and assist services in the country. The company will be operating in the cities of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.

Nigeria’s estimated population stands of 200 million with a GDP of $376.284 billion, the highest in Africa. Both these factors make the country a strong addition to NAS’s African presence and international network.

Five out of 31 airports in Nigeria operate international flights and the country has 21 domestic airline operators. The aviation industry is completely deregulated with 100% private sector participation.

NAS will kick off its operations in Nigeria with the construction of a new lounge in Abuja expected to begin in the coming weeks.

Present in over 40 airports across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, NAS provides ground handling services to seven of the world’s top ten airlines and has an average on-time performance (OTP) of 98 percent across its operations. The company is ISAGO, ISO, OHSAS and RA3 certified and has demonstrated expertise in supporting local hub carriers in these countries. NAS also manages over 40 airport lounges and offers an expanded portfolio of aviation services that include cargo management, technology solutions and training.