Volaris El Salvador will accept Bitcoin.
Low-cost airline Volaris El Salvador will accept bitcoin, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele announced Tuesday.
“This allows us to increase the supply of flights for Salvadorans, in addition to being the first airline in the world to accept bitcoin and of course the Chivo wallet,” Bukele commented at a Volaris event shared on Twitter by the official account of the president’s office, Reuters reported.
Some other airlines, including Mexico’s TAR Airlines, have previously announced that they would accept bitcoin.
Chivo is the digital bitcoin wallet launched last month by the government of El Salvador as part of its adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, alongside the U.S. dollar.
Volaris said on its website that it was working to give customers in El Salvador the option to pay with the digital currency for services at the airport.
El Salvador’s civil aviation authority granted Volaris’ local subsidiary authorization to operate in El Salvador in August.
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