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Just in: NAHCO suspends strike as Int’l flights begin to arrive
Work has resumed across all airports in Nigeria few hours ago following truce reached between the federal Government and striking members of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO).
Recall that earlier this morning; several international flights at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) have been grounded as staff of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) began a strike action over salary increment today January 23.
Nahco officials handle all things that concern check-in, boarding and ramp services for several international airlines including Air France/KLM, Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Air.
The striking members had met with their management on Sunday January 22, but the deliberations yielded no tangible results, hence they proceeded with the strike this morning.
Many travellers arrived at the airport this morning and were shocked when the airport staff informed them they will not be working as they are on strike.
When Business Hilights contacted a senior staff of a federal agency whose return flight from Doha had earlier made a return flight at Abuja back to Doha, the official said their flight is already boarding as the news of the strike suspension has gone worldwide.
Besides some international flights that landed without any attendance took off and went back to country of origin including an Emirate flight from Doha.
Business Hilights investigations however, showed that the following sirines are not Affected by NAHCO Strike because they are being handled by SAHCO PLC
South African Airlines,
Ethiopian Airlines, Cargo
Allied Air Cargo,
Air France, Cargo
Virgin Atlantic Cargo
African World Airlines,
Air Côte d’Ivoire,
Middle East Airlines