By Edward Robertson
AirBaltic has now broadened its payments processing policies to take a number of different cryptocurrencies.
The airline has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014 but now, following a deal struck with BitPay, the airline will accept payment in various other cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin Cash, Ether and Dogecoin.
AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss said: “As an innovative airline, we always strive to search for ways to improve the customer experience starting from the booking process.
“Over the years, around 1,000 clients have used the payment option, which may not seem like a lot, but still offers passengers a unique payment option hard to find elsewhere.”
The ticket prices on the website are displayed in euros. When airBaltic customers pay for their flight, their crypto currencies are converted into euros automatically at the current exchange rate by the payment system operator BitPay.
AirBaltic does not receive payments in crypto currencies.