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.


Makkah Clock Royal Tower lights up for ‘Home Heroes’

The world’s tallest clock tower beamed the words ‘Home Heroes’ for 30 minutes.
Updated 08 April 2020

Makkah Clock Royal Tower lights up for ‘Home Heroes’

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel recently lit up with a solidarity message in support of its staff and medical professionals who are working tirelessly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world’s tallest clock tower beamed the words “Home Heroes” for 30 minutes, for the first time since its opening, in an initiative to honor national heroes for their efforts in protecting the nation from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The campaign was launched by Accor Hotels Makkah — Raffles Makkah Palace, Swissotel Makkah, and Swissotel Al-Maqam Makkah, and the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel.
This initiative was one of many others launched by the hospitality group in support of the brave medical professionals who are risking their lives to save others during this period as well as to support the Saudi government and its people.
Accor, in collaboration with a hospital in Makkah, delivered complimentary meals to the medical staff working with the group, as a token of gratitude and appreciation. The group also distributed a number of masks and sterilizers to citizens in Makkah, as part of serving the local community and backing the Kingdom’s efforts in maintaining the health and security of citizens and residents.
Faisal Abdallah, director of communications and PR, Accor Hotels, said: “Embracing the solidarity momentum, we launched this initiative, a first-of-its-kind in Makkah by lighting up the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel with the ‘Home Heroes’ message, empathizing with every member of our community. We support all efforts of the government of Saudi Arabia in wake of the new health crisis and ask the Almighty to protect and preserve the health of the Kingdom’s citizens and residents.”