Due to the mainstream introduction of Bitcoin (BTC) in El Salvador, Volaris El Salvador, a local subsidiary of the Mexican low-cost airline Volaris, will accept Bitcoin payments.
The BTC move comes a month after Salvadoran aviation authorities approve Volaris’ local subsidiary to operate in the country.
Salvadoran President Niyab Bukele went to Twitter to notification that the airline accepts BTC.
Ya tenemos aerolinea salvadoreña, de bajo costo y que acepta
– Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) October 20, 2021
During a recent Volaris event on Twitter, President Bukele emphasized that the ability to pay with BTC and the state Chivo wallet “enables us to increase the number of flights available to Salvadorans”.
The Bukele government continues to encourage people to use BTC for payments and even offers fuel subsidies. The country had previously reinvested $ 4 million from unrealized Bitcoin profits to fund infrastructure development projects like an animal hospital.
Related: Venezuela International Airport Accepts Bitcoin Payments: Report
The authorities of an airport in Venezuela are following in the footsteps of El Salvador to accept BTC and other cryptocurrencies as means of payment for tickets and other services.
As Cointelegraph reported, Simón Bolívar International Airport, along with the Crypto Assets Authority and related operations, aims to enable crypto payments in order to comply with industry standards.
According to airport director Freddy Borges, the airport will accept payments in Bitcoin, Dash (DASH) and Petro, a government-issued oil-backed token. Borges signaled his commitment to driving the adoption of cryptocurrencies, saying, “We need to use these new economic and technological systems to make them accessible.”