Jeddah-Makkah: Pilgrims to travel on Air Taxi


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The Saudi authorities is spearheading efforts to reinforce the transportation expertise for pilgrims by introducing air taxi providers to shuttle them from Jeddah Airport to Makkah. To appreciate this imaginative and prescient, the federal government has initiated the procurement of 100 Lilium jets, cutting-edge German electrical vertical take-off and touchdown (eVTOL) plane.

This modern method displays Saudi Arabia’s dedication to leveraging superior expertise to facilitate the seamless motion of pilgrims throughout their sacred journey, promising higher effectivity and comfort in transportation logistics.

Certainly, the air shuttle service between Jeddah Airport and airstrips in Makkah inns close to Masjid al-Haram is poised to revolutionize the pilgrimage expertise for vacationers.

With this strategic initiative, pilgrims will get pleasure from swift and handy transportation on to their lodging, minimizing journey time and enhancing total consolation

. The seamless connectivity between main transport hubs and key locations underscores the Saudi authorities’s dedication to optimizing logistical preparations and guaranteeing a hassle-free pilgrimage journey for all guests to the holy metropolis of Makkah.

The eVTOL Air Taxi, boasting a capability of six passengers, stands poised to make historical past in revolutionizing transportation for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. Regardless of the reassurance of its groundbreaking impression, the exact graduation date of this pioneering air taxi service has not but been disclosed.

As anticipation mounts, pilgrims and vacationers eagerly await additional bulletins relating to the official launch, desperate to expertise the comfort and effectivity promised by this modern mode of transportation.

How lengthy will it take?

With the eVTOL Air Taxi boasting a typical cruising pace of 200 km/h, pilgrims can anticipate a direct journey to their inns in Makkah inside roughly 25 minutes.

This outstanding effectivity contrasts with the prepare service, which takes round half-hour to achieve Makkah from Jeddah Airport, albeit requiring further journey preparations from the station to inns.


The comfort of the Air Taxi lies in its capability to land immediately on the rooftop airstrips of designated inns, eliminating the necessity for additional floor transportation upon arrival.

This seamless transition from air to lodge doorstep guarantees to redefine the journey expertise for pilgrims, providing unparalleled effectivity and luxury as they embark on their sacred journey to Makkah.

Definitely, the introduction of the flying taxi service will complement the prevailing modes of transportation accessible for pilgrims touring from Jeddah Airport to Makkah. Presently, pilgrims have entry to airport buses, taxi providers, and trains to facilitate their journey to the holy metropolis.

Every mode of transportation affords its personal benefits and concerns by way of price, comfort, and journey time. The flying taxi service, with its promise of pace and direct entry to inns in Makkah, will present a further possibility for pilgrims in search of effectivity and luxury of their travels.

By diversifying the accessible transportation choices, pilgrims can have higher flexibility in selecting the mode of journey that most closely fits their preferences and wishes, additional enhancing their total pilgrimage expertise.

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