Tuesday, January 31

Simón Bolvar Airport will begin accepting cryptocurrency payments for airline tickets

Simón Bolvar Airport

Simón Bolvar International Airport (CCS), or Maiquetia as it is more often known in Venezuela, is allegedly in the midst of introducing a cryptocurrency payment system.

According to regional news organisation El Siglo, the airport is now upgrading its payment systems to take cryptocurrencies such as dash, bitcoin, and the country’s oil-pegged digital currency petro.

Purchases of plane tickets and other airport-related services may be made using the digital assets.

The airport’s management will adopt alternate payment options in collaboration with Venezuela’s National Supervisory Authority for Crypto Assets and Related Activities (Sunacrip).

According to the news agency, Freddy Borges, director of Maiquetia airport, said, “To be accessible, we must progress in these new economic and technical systems.”

“In collaboration with Sunacrip, we will integrate a button for cryptocurrency payments into airport systems and commercial operations.”

Borges said that adopting cryptocurrency payments at the airport will assist the company in promoting the usage of digital currencies.

International visitors should also profit from the new bitcoin payment methods.

Numerous airports and airlines have been investigating methods to integrate cryptocurrency payments and blockchain-based functionality into their operations in recent years.

In March, Latvian airline airBaltic began accepting payments for trip tickets in Ether (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE).

In 2014, it began accepting bitcoin payments.

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