Saudi Airlines to Launch Flying Taxis for Transport of Hajj Pilgrims
CEO of Saudi Arabia Holding Company, Mohammed AlQahtani, has announced on linkedin that Saudi Airlines is gearing up to launch flying taxis as an innovative mode of transport for pilgrims during the Hajj seasons.
These electric aircraft, characterized by their vertical takeoff and landing capabilities (eVTOL), will transport passengers from King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah to hotels in Makkah, providing a unique and fast travel experience.
The General Manager of Corporate Communications at Saudi Airlines has confirmed that the Lilium electric aircraft represents a model of innovation and sustainability, with low carbon emissions and a range of up to 250 km.
With the purchase of about 100 aircraft, Saudi Airlines plans to expand its network of routes, offering premium services to connect various travel destinations and contributing to the enhancement of the tourism sector in the Kingdom.
In October 2022, Saudi Airlines announced a memorandum of understanding with Lilium to manufacture and purchase up to 100 eVTOL aircraft, which will be used in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.