Jeddah to Makkah Travel Revolution: Flying Taxi Service

Jeddah to Makkah travel revolution flying taxi service

A Flying Taxi Service is soon to change the concept of travel from Jeddah to Makkah:

Saudi authorities have introduced a revolutionary transport plan for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims from King Abulaziz International Airport (Jeddah) to Makkah. According to an official newspaper, the Saudi national carrier is going to completely change the mode of transportation for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims with its flying taxi service.

Abdullah Al-Shahrani has confirmed the deal for the purchase of 100 Lilium jets that will soon provide shuttle service between Jeddah airport and hotels (near Masjid al-Haram) in Makkah and other holy sites.

Saleh bin Naseer Al Jaseer – The Saudi Minister of Transport had already said last year that flying taxi service will soon be available for the annual pilgrimage, but it is not going to happen within this year.

Abudlazizi Al Duailej – President of the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation said, after the successful test, it will surely prove to be a revolutionary step that will not only increase the GDP of the country but also offer new employment opportunities in the Kingdom.

If we look at the one-year-old data of Hajj pilgrims, 2 million pilgrims had joined Hajj all over the world. Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Tawfiq Al Rabiah, clarified that 13.5 million Muslims performed Umrah last year. And that year 750,000 pilgrims used the Haramin High Speed Train service. The purpose of the purchase of 100 planes of Saudi Airlines after the High Speed Train Service is to facilitate the Muslims to complete the holy journey in a safe and easy way.

Distance from Jeddah Airport to Al Haram Mosque according to google results
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If we consider the above screenshot, we can clearly see the route from Masjid al-Haram (Makkah) to King Abdulaziz International Airport (Jeddah).

Therefore, this new flying taxi service for Hajj and Umrah will not only shorten the distance from Jeddah to Makkah, but it will also bring the pilgrims to their destination faster than any land transport service which previously required about an hour to complete.

According to Rome2rio.com results: The distance between Jeddah Airport (JED) and Masjid al-Haram is 75 km but the road distance is 101.7 km.

Is Lilum Jets (flying taxi service) for elite or economy passengers?

As of now, no one confirms the actual cost of the ticket to travel on this aircraft. But it is still considered an elite service. If we talk about how many people will travel at a time. The purpose behind introducing this service is not to reward the elite class with any additional service, but now only 100 taxis are just the beginning of air travel. Hajj and Umrah teach us the lesson of unity and brotherhood. And remember that many Muslims wear their Ihram before reaching Makkah for Umrah. This dress gives us the true brotherhood of any distinction, so it is not appropriate to imagine this service only for the elite.

flying taxi for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims - https://lilium.com/jet

Source: All images of Lilium jet are taken from web: lilium.com/jet

Abdullah Al-Shahrani has stated that it has four to six seats that will cater to all the needs of elite guests to offer the best travel experiences. You will have the feeling of a private jet while travelling in it. And also where this aircraft service is environment friendly with low carbon emission rate, it will cover a maximum distance of 250 km which is a good distance range compared to an electric car.

In general, all new model electric cars can travel between 100 and 200 km on a single charge: (batteryemire.co.uk)

If we talk about the overall range of electric cars: 120 to 500 km. The mileage range varies depending on driving style, weather conditions, etc. (mobilityhouse.com)

Lilium eVTOL JetFlying Taxi Service Saudi authorities will soon welcome guests of Allah from Jeddah to Makkah during the Hajj and Umrah season and will be nothing less than a revolutionary step in transportation.

Resources of “Jeddah to Makkah Travel Revolution: Flying Taxi Service” News :

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/639585

https://me.mashable.com/culture/36977/saudi-arabia-hajj-pilgrims-to-soon-travel-in-air-taxis-between-jeddah-and-makkah-details-here

https://www.leaders-mena.com/ksa-to-provide-electric-aircraft-from-jeddah-to-masjid-al-haram/

https://the1014.co.nz/uncategorized/saudi-arabia-to-launch-innovative-flying-taxi-service-for-hajj-and-umrah-pilgrims/

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/aviation/flying-taxis-to-transport-haj-pilgrims-between-jeddah-and-makkah

https://globalvillagespace.com/saudi-arabia-to-launch-flying-taxi-for-hajj-umrah