Riyadh (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport and Logistics, Saleh Al-Jasser, has announced plans to test flying taxis and drones during this year’s Hajj season. Al-Jasser highlighted that these represent advanced transportation methods and that there is a competitive race among specialized transport companies to provide the best means of transport in the coming years.

The minister emphasized the need for Saudi Arabia to be at the forefront of these developments to benefit from these services. He stated that the country is preparing more flexible and faster technologies and transportation means for this year’s Hajj season to facilitate the journey of the pilgrims.

Earlier this year, Saudi Arabian Airlines revealed plans to operate flying taxis to transport Hajj pilgrims between King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and hotels in Makkah. The country plans to purchase around 100 aircraft to operate this service.

Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is an annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. This year’s Hajj season is expected to commence on June 14.

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