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.


Four Seasons offers unique travel experiences

Updated 17 February 2020

Four Seasons offers unique travel experiences

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is inviting travelers to explore a collection of original activities and excursions available exclusively from the luxury hospitality company. 

“We’ve always believed in the power of one-of-a-kind experiences and the need to innovate for discerning travelers across generations. We know that Four Seasons guests have a desire for meaningful connections with loved ones, new places and cultures, and this ever-evolving offering of authentic Four Seasons experiences provides that special opportunity,” said Christian Clerc, president, global operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. 

These experiences range from bespoke tours of otherwise inaccessible locations to opportunities to meet and learn from local artists and artisans, once-in-a-lifetime journeys and unique ways to see the world’s greatest wonders. Four Seasons works closely with local partners to craft and curate authentic journeys for adventurous travelers. Some of these adventures include:

• Journey to the Edge of the World (Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh) — Beyond glittering Riyadh, the Arabian desert holds centuries of legends — Bedouin tales of flowing rivers and ancient cities buried beneath the sands — and now guests can enjoy VIP access to the desert’s magnificent natural wonder, the Edge of the World.

• Discover the rare wonders of Costa Rica (Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo) — Accompany environmental scientists on land and sea adventures, lending hands-on-help toward their efforts to study and protect endangered wildlife in micro-climates.

• Float over Florence and Tuscany (Four Seasons Hotel Firenze) — Wander through the hotel’s expansive private gardens, with statues and fountains, then lift off in a private hot-air balloon from the gardens — the only balloon launching point in central Florence. 

• A night with the stars (Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel) — With sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and added sparkle from the night sky, this urban “glamping” experience is anything but typical.

• Discover the colors of Morocco at Yves Saint Laurent’s private home (Four Seasons Resort Marrakech) — Visit the legendary designer’s private home to see how Marrakech influenced his life and work — and then sit down to a dinner inspired by his Moroccan motifs.

• Experience the world’s first three-person DeepFlight adventure (Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru) — Glide through massive shoals of colorful fish, above coral formations, and alongside dolphins, turtles, sharks and rays in the world’s first DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S, a three-person submarine.

• Discover Bali’s natural beauty and way of life (Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan) — Delve deeper into Bali’s serene beauty and tradition by spending a day in the life of a local farmer.