AirBaltic Is First Airline To Accept Bitcoin

The Latvian flag carrier, airBaltic, now accepts Bitcoin as payment for tickets on its website.

The Latvian flag carrier, airBaltic, now accepts Bitcoin as payment for tickets on its website.

Valid for tickets to 60 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), the Bitcoin payment option is available when purchasing the cheapest tickets – airBaltic basic class.

To make accepting the virtual currency possible, airBaltic partnered with Bitpay, a third-party payment processor, to handle the conversion into Euros.

The low-cost airline’s CEO, Martin Gauss, said: “Introducing the Bitcoin payment option is part of our innovative approach to service with a central focus on our customer.”

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