Saudi plans eVTOL flights to ‘The Rig’ theme park | eVTOL

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Tourists will be travelling in style to a giant oil rig theme park planned off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom has signed a deal which it hopes will see tourists taken to its offshore theme park “The Rig” via eVTOL aircraft.

The deal, signed with Riyadh-based Saudia will explore “new transportation methods” for the $5bn theme park as part of Saudi Arabia’s plan to bring in 150 million visitors to the Kingdom by 2030.

That includes eVTOL, a futuristic type of aircraft that uses an electric power system to enable vertical takeoff, hovering, and landing.

eVTOL has been heralded as a new market horizon for transport, particularly in heavily congested cities like New York or London as an alternative transport.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects it could be operating “at scale” in US cities by 2028.

Ibrahim Koshy of Saudia…

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