Saudia Airlines, in a revolutionary move to facilitate the annual pilgrimage, plans to introduce a fleet of flying taxis to transport pilgrims between Jeddah – King Abdulaziz and Mecca.
According to Al-Shahrani, communications director and spokesperson for Saudia, the company plans to deploy up to 100 Lilium jets. These flying taxis, embodying the pinnacle of technological innovation, will offer a means of transport that is both fast and reliable for pilgrims, thereby helping to alleviate the logistical problems associated with the large influx of travelers.
Lilium jets, with their compact and innovative design, have a transport capacity of six passengers. Their most impressive feature is their ability to cover distances of up to 250 km in a remarkably short time, revolutionizing the pilgrimage experience. This mode of transport is not only fast, but also a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional means of transport.
This initiative aligns with Saudi Arabia’s vision to position itself at the forefront of innovation in air transport.