Travel Company Allows Customers to Book Flights With Bitcoin
Alternative Airlines, a travel company based in the United Kingdom, has partnered with cryptocurrency service Utrust to facilitate payments with crypto. On Nov. 13, the Swiss-based digital payments processor Utrust announced a new partnership with its first merchant in the travel industry, Alternative Airlines.
The two companies plan to provide customers with the ability to book flights while paying with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dash, DigiByte (DGB) and Utrust’s native token UTK. The collaboration between the two companies will introduce instant cross border transactions, buyer protection, and crypto-to-cash settlements to the clients of Alternative Airlines.
The travel firm’s website allows customers to search from over 650 airlines such as Delta, United, British Airways, Virgin and Emirates, among others. Utrust CEO, Nuno Correia In August, it was reported that Portuguese sports club SL Benfica had partnered with Utrust to facilitate payments via cryptocurrency for tickets and merchandise.
The new payment option will allow fans and customers to buy tickets and any products on the club’s website with Utrust’s native token (UTK), and with top cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and ether.