Airline Vueling Announces It Will Accept Bitcoin Payments
Milestone Date: June 16, 2022
Vueling is a Spanish airline that will be accepting Bitcoin as payment. The airline has partnered with BitPay, one of the largest Bitcoin payment infrastructure providers, and Universal Air Travel Plan Incorporated (UATP), a payments network provider for travel-related expenses. This integration of Bitcoin payments will make Vueling the first low-cost European airline to do so.
Initially, the option to pay in Bitcoin will only be available on Vueling’s website. Ticket prices will continue to be displayed in euros; however, customers will be able to pay in crypto using cryptocurrency wallets and payment methods available through BitPay. In addition to Bitcoin, Vueling will support popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Shiba Inu (SHIB), and Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC). The service is expected to be available in early 2023.
"Offering cryptocurrency as a form of payment to the buying public is a must in this digital age of payments,” says UATP’s Rachel Morowitz, Senior VP of Partner Processing. “UATP and BitPay partnered to bring this option to the airline industry and is fulfilling the rising demand of Vueling's customers to pay with cryptocurrency.”
By Elizabeth Morrison
Published:June 16, 2022
Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP)