Now, in collaboration with service provider BitPay, AirBaltic offers the possibility of purchasing tickets on the airline’s website in other cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin Cash, Ether and Dogecoin.
“As an innovative airline, we always try to look for opportunities to improve the customer experience, starting with the ticket booking process. In recent years, more than 1,000 customers have used the cryptocurrency payment method, Which may not seem like much, but it also offers travelers a unique payment option that is difficult to find elsewhere, ”says Martin Goss, CEO of Airbelt.
Ticket prices are in Euros on the airline’s website. When AirBaltic customers pay for their flight, payment system operator BitPay automatically converts cryptocurrencies into euros at the current exchange rate. airBaltic does not receive payment in cryptocurrency. The availability of payments made in other cryptocurrencies depends on the cryptocurrency wallet used by the customer.
airBaltic offered Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE) and four US dollar-denominated cryptocurrencies (GUSD, USDC, PAX and BUSD) as payment for tickets purchased on airbaltic.com I have accepted. Payment with cryptocurrency is available when purchasing Airbralt GREEN tickets. There is no transaction fee for payment, and this payment option is available for flights booked at least five days prior to scheduled departure.