Latvia’s airBaltic Now Accepts Bitcoin for Flight Bookings

airbaltic21 July 2014 / Coindesk – Latvian airline airBaltic may be the first to accept payments in bitcoin, according to a Twitter post issued by the company.

Although no formal press release was made, airBaltic’s website quietly began displaying the offering on 17th July. The company later acknowledged the decision when Twitter user Club Alpaca asked the company to confirm the news today.

A company representative in Riga said that the bitcoin payment option is offered for basic class fares, excluding China, Indonesia, India, Iceland, Jordan, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Russia, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Other travel services companies have also begun accepting bitcoin this year, although airBaltic may be the first airline.

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson’s UK-based air carrier Virgin Atlantic has not begun accepting bitcoin, his space flight venture Virgin Galactic has. Just two months later six or seven people were confirmed for a space flight, paid for with bitcoin….. Read more

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