THC to extend geographic reach with AgustaWestland AW-139

One of the most reliable and efficient helicopters on a global scale, AW-139 is a multi-purpose rotorcraft.
Updated 09 October 2019

THC to extend geographic reach with AgustaWestland AW-139

The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced it has started to employ the AgustaWestland AW-139 in its operations. Upon receiving the new aircraft, THC said it will continue the process of building its fleet, which started in March this year.

One of the most reliable and efficient helicopters on a global scale, the AW-139 is a multi-purpose rotorcraft that can accommodate up to 15 passengers.

Its wide cabin, with a distinctive interior design, offers passengers comfort and luxury, allowing them to enter and exit the helicopter easily and providing ample space for storing luggage.

Yahya Al-Ghuraibi, CEO of THC, said: “Today, we have received our first AgustaWestland AW-139 aircraft, which is one step in the ambitious operational plan that THC has been implementing since we obtained a commercial operator license from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) last July. We are committed to providing exceptional air transport services that meet the aspirations and needs of our clients, including senior executives and businessmen. We always strive to translate our vision and our commitment to deliver high quality services by ensuring that our company has the best fleet of modern aircraft of the latest technology and the highest international standards.”

THC is a platinum sponsor at Dubai Airshow 2019, which will be held between Nov. 17 and 21st. The exhibition is expected to serve as a platform for THC to achieve better brand exposure, showcase its latest services, and announce its growth strategy, particularly its plans to expand the geographic scope of its services, which currently includes Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah and Tabuk, to cover all regions of the Kingdom.

PIF established The Helicopter Company as part of its strategy to activate new sectors in the Kingdom in line with Saudi Vision 2030. As the Kingdom’s first local commercial helicopter operator, THC offers private air transport services within the main cities in addition to tours to many different attractions all over the Kingdom.


Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

Updated 23 October 2019

Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

With preparations in full swing for the second edition of Winter at Tantora, Almosafer, the flagship brand of Seera Group’s consumer travel business unit, has announced a host of event packages especially designed for fans preparing to attend the second season between Dec. 19 and March 7, 2020.

Winter At Tantora is coming back to the historic site of AlUla, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia, and will feature a rich calendar of weekly cultural events, equine and events, celebrity performances by some of the world’s greatest musicians. This year, the global event will be supported by Seera Group, a provider of travel and tourism services, which has been appointed as the key destination management company (DMC) to offer travel bookings, hotel stays, car rentals and added-value experiences for guests from around the world.

Almosafer, an omni-channel travel brand in Saudi Arabia, will market “Winter at Tantora” extensively across social media and other communication channels and offer visitors an extensive range of package options including accommodation, flights, transportation and ancillary services for both weekend visits or one-day options. Visitors are also offered one-on-one personal consultation with travel advisers across Almosafer’s retail network in the Kingdom.

Travelers will get to choose between three different package category options — Gold, Platinum and Diamond — which include return flights, hotel accommodation, as well as airport transfers and a visit to AlUla heritage sites. The event packages also differ depending on the length of stay. Festival goers can either opt for a one-day weekend package or extended stay, depending on the number of concerts and activities they would like to experience at Winter at Tantora.

To enhance their itinerary, travelers can complement their standard packages with additional activity bundles that offer a variety of bucket-list activities such as: Sunset and sunrise hot air balloon rides, vintage aircraft flights, as well as several unique gastronomy experiences. 

Winter at Tantora will bring 12 weekends of wonder to the AlUla oasis, inspired by its spectacular scenery. Home to archaeological treasures, natural beauty and magnificent monuments that span millennia, AlUla is set on the ancient incense route between Southern Arabia and Egypt. It became a hub of commercial and cultural exchange because a lush oasis valley ran through it, creating an ideal environment for civilizations to flourish.

Providing hotel booking options for over 1.5 million properties around the globe, flight bookings on over 450 airlines and complete holiday packages, Almosafer boasts various convenienat booking solutions for any type of travel needs.