Published on : Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The “all-you-can-fly” private airline, Surf Air will allow users to pay for their seats with either crypto currency through a mobile app.
This cryptocurrency payment system serves in several cities in California, Texas, and Europe.
The company, Surf Air allows its members to pay a monthly fee in order to fly as many times as they want.
The passengers are also pre-screened through a government-approved background check. As a result, they do not have to wait in security.
The acceptance of cryptocurrency is being conducted in partnership with Coinbase, which will handle the payments side.
In statements, the CEO Sudhin Shahani said that the move to accept bitcoin and ethereum forms part of their wider efforts to disrupt air services.
The digital currency has been on their radar from the very beginning and they are excited to provide the members with another quick and seamless way to do business with Surf Air.
The airlines companies particularly smaller, regional ones nare no strangers to the cryptocurrency world, with a number having begun accepting bitcoin over the years.
Indeed, the airline industry has also moved to discover the applications of the blockchain, including in areas such as ticket disbursement and maintenance tracking.