Now, in cooperation with the service provider BitPay, airBaltic offers the possibility to buy tickets on the airline’s website in other cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin Cash, Ether and Dogecoin.
“As an innovative airline, we are always trying to look for opportunities to improve the customer experience, starting with the ticket reservation 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 passengers a unique payment option that is difficult to find elsewhere, ”says Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic.
Ticket prices on the airline’s website are in euros. When airBaltic customers pay for their flight, the BitPay payment system operator automatically converts the cryptocurrencies into euros at the current exchange rate. airBaltic does not receive payments in cryptocurrencies. The availability of payments made in other cryptocurrencies depends on the cryptocurrency wallet used by the client.
airBaltic accepts 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. Cryptocurrency payment is available when purchasing airBaltic GREEN tickets. There are no transaction fees for payments, and this payment option is available for flights booked at least five days before scheduled departure.
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