Whether you might be taking a business trip or planning a vacation, you know that it takes some planning if you want things to work out the best possible way. And if you happen to be a Bitcoin mining info buff like me, or you’re a Bitcoin user, you definitely want to have the option of being able to pay for your expenses with the digital currency.
One of the latest travel companies to join the Bitcoin bandwagon is airBaltic, Latvia’s national airline. The company is now accepting the currency as a form of payment for ticket purchases online. Costumers can pick their destination between 60 different places across Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). Bitcoin payments apply only on the cheapest tickets known as airBaltic Basic Class.
Bitpay is the third-party payment processor that has been integrated with airBaltic for secure and fast transactions. The ticket prices will be listed in Euros, however Bitpay will be in charge of converting these at the current exchange rate. According to the airline’s CEO, Martin Gauss, “AirBaltic has been ranked among the top ten most innovative airlines globally. Introducing the Bitcoin payment option is part of our innovative approach to service with a central focus on our customer.”