UAE Emirates Airlines to Start Using Bitcoin for Payment

Emirates Airlines, one of the leading UAE airlines, has unveiled a plan to include Bitcoin (BTC) among the payment services. The company is planning a recruitment drive to develop an appropriate app based on customer needs to offer a whole new experience. 

The leading airline in the United Arab Emirates, Emirates Airlines, is preparing to start using BTC as a means of payment. According to Adel Ahmed Al-Redha, the Chief Operating Officer, the airline will also add non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles on its page.

Emirates Airlines Also Plans to Joins the Metaverse 

The announcement of the airline using Bitcoin is coming weeks after revealing the metaverse and NFT plans. The company’s goal with the metaverse is to ensure that its focus is aligned with the country’s vision for a digital economy. 

As more Dubai-based firms embrace cryptos and blockchain, Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) has indicated it is getting into the metaverse. The regulator has recently acquired land in The Sandbox metaverse with plans to open a virtual headquarters. 

According to a report published in the Arab News, the airline hinted that it might need to recruit more staff to assist with the development of the app. The metaverse will help to transform the whole process, allowing users to enjoy a more interactive experience.  

Other companies that have already embraced cryptos and blockchain include the Latvian airline AirBaltic, which was the first to embrace Bitcoin payments back in 2014. Volaris, a low-cost airline in El Salvador, has indicated it will start using Bitcoin, but like Emirates Airlines, it has not indicated when the rollout will start. 

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