Surf Air start accepting Bitcoin and Ethereum
December 6, 2017 7:49 am
The press release says that the “all-you-can-fly” private airline will allow the users to pay for their seats through either cryptocurrencies or through their mobile app. It is serving several cities in California, Texas, and Europe.
The company will allow the members to pay a monthly fee in order to fly as many times as they need to be independent. Passengers are also pre-screened through a government-approved background check. As the result, they are not required to wait in security.
The cryptocurrency acceptance is being in partnership with Coinbase, which will be handling the payment side. CEO Sudhin Shahani said in his statement that the reason to accept the Bitcoin and Ethereum forms part of their wider efforts to distort the air service.
“Digital currency has been on our radar from the very beginning and we are excited to provide our members with another quick and seamless way to do business with Surf Air.”
Airlines have already started accepting cryptocurrencies for the monetary transactions, few airlines had already started using cryptocurrencies for a long time. At the same time, the airline industry has also started moving into the blockchain technology to adopt it for the different purposes and to make the passenger’s travel period flexible.