Emirates, the biggest airline within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), introduced that it has plans to implement Bitcoin (BTC) funds and launch nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to be traded by way of the corporate’s web sites.
In a media gathering held on the Arabian Journey Market, the chief working officer of Emirates, Adel Ahmed Al-Redha reportedly stated that the Dubai-based airline shall be onboarding new workers who shall be centered on blockchain-related initiatives such because the crypto funds, blockchain monitoring, metaverse and NFTs.
In accordance with Al-Redha, the airline is wanting into utilizing blockchain to maintain plane data. Moreover, the airline govt additionally famous that it might use the metaverse to remodel its processes equivalent to operations, coaching, web site gross sales, and different airline-related experiences into the digital world. The airline’s COO believes that this may make the processes “extra interactive.”
Aside from these, Al-Redha additionally talked about that the airline trade is slowly making a comeback as there are increasingly vacationers coming in. To increase its attain, the agency is embracing new applied sciences equivalent to a Bitcoin fee service and NFT collectibles to be traded.
Airports and airways across the globe have been wanting into methods to combine blockchain-based applied sciences and crypto funds. In February 2021, Air France partnered with a number of organizations to create a blockchain-based system that verifies COVID-19 test results.
In March 2021, the Latvian airline airBaltic has added Dogecoin (DOGE) and Ether (ETH) into its fee choices. The airline has been accepting BTC since 2014 and permits using different currencies like USD Coin (USDC), Binance USD (BUSD) and Gemini Greenback (GUSD).
Again in October 2021, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele introduced that the airline Volaris El Salvador will accept BTC payments. The announcement adopted El Salvador’s push for BTC adoption when it declared BTC as authorized tender.