One of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leading airlines, Emirates Airlines has announced the adoption of Bitcoin as a payment alternative for its customers who wish to fly with the airline.
The company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Adel Ahmed Al-Redha, disclosed this in a statement where he mentioned that Emirates Airlines would be accepting “bitcoin as a payment option” soon. He stated that the airline’s website will feature in the Non-fungible Token (NFT) collections.
The airline’s plan to embrace bitcoin is coming a few weeks after the airline revealed its NFT and metaverse plans intended to “align with the UAE’’s vision for the digital economy”.
- Emirates wants to adopt innovative digital technologies such as blockchain, metaverse, and cryptocurrency in its attempt to engage with consumers in a faster and more flexible manner.
- Emirates aims to use Bitcoin as a payment method and to sell NFT collectibles on the company’s websites, according to the official.
- The company’s Chief Operating Officer, Adel Ahmed Al-Redha mentioned in a media gathering at the Arabian Travel Market that, the airline will recruit supplementary workers for metaverse and NFTs, in order to develop applications to monitor consumer demands.
- He added that the NFTs and metaverse are two different approaches that the airline would utilize in blockchain technology to trace aircraft records. As he mentioned that “with the metaverse, you will be able to transform your whole processes whether it is in operation, training, sales on the website, or complete experience into a metaverse type application, but more importantly making it interactive.”