Dubai airline Emirates plans to accept Bitcoin payments in the future, as well as launch NFTs on the website

As confirmed by CEO Adel Ahmed Al-Redha, Emirates understands and embraces the metaverse and NFT as an important stepping stone in its strategy to expand its reach shortly.

Emirates airline plans to accept Bitcoin payments

Emirates, the largest airline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has just announced that it is planning to launch Bitcoin payments and launch and open NFT trading on the company’s websites.

Accordingly, this Dubai-based airline will recruit many new employees, who will be “key” to help develop applications for cryptocurrency payments, blockchain tracking, metaverse, and NFTs. In addition, Emirates is considering using blockchain in-flight record keeping. They will bring the metaverse to transform operations, training, sales, and other related experiences.

Speaking about the industry’s health, Al-Redha said that aviation is recovering strongly after the Covid-19 pandemic. However, he also warned that the global shortage of human resources in the coming time would be a big challenge and emphasized that his organization has the advantage of being a leader compared to other countries. other.

Airlines have begun looking to integrate blockchain and cryptocurrency payment systems across the globe. In February 2021, Air France partnered with several other organizations to create a blockchain system that helps verify Covid-19 test results.

By March 2021, Latvian airline airBaltic announced the addition of Dogecoin (DOGE) and Ether (ETH) to its payment options. It has been a pioneer in accepting BTC since 2014 and allows the use of other currencies such as USD Coin (USDC), Binance USD (BUSD), and Gemini Dollar (GUSD).

October 2021 marks the event that Volaris El Salvador airline accepts BTC payment after this country’s “green light” for the whole world. Recently, President Nayib Bukele “revealed” the first simulated images of Bitcoin City.

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