Subsidiary of the Mexican airline Volaris accepts Bitcoin payments


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As a result of the introduction of Bitcoin (BTC) in El Salvador, Volaris El Salvador, a local subsidiary of the Mexican low-cost airline Volaris, will accept Bitcoin as a means of payment.

The Bitcoin move comes a month after Salvadoran aviation authorities have given Volaris’ local subsidiary permission to operate in the country.

Salvadoran President Niyab Bukele announced on Twitter that the airline would accept Bitcoin.

In a recent Volaris event on Twitter, President Bukele stressed that the ability to pay with Bitcoin and the state Chivo wallet “enables us to increase the number of flights available to Salvadorans.”

Bukele’s government continues to incentivize citizens to use Bitcoin for payments and has even offered fuel subsidies. The country had previously reinvested $ 4 million in unrealized bitcoin gains to fund infrastructure development projects like an animal hospital.

Related: Venezuelan International Airport Accepts Bitcoin Payments: Report

The authorities of a Venezuelan airport are following in El Salvador’s footsteps by accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as means of payment for tickets and other services.

As Cointelegraph reported, Simón Bolívar International Airport, in collaboration with the National Superintendence of Crypto Assets and Related Activities, wants to enable crypto payments to meet local 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 pushing the adoption of cryptocurrencies, saying, “We must move forward in these new economic and technological systems in order to be accessible”.