Bitcoin is going to be a major attraction it seems among the airlines as one more has started accepting the digital currency in exchange of air tickets from its customers. The new name is of Air Lituanica, an airline from Lithuania which according to its Twitter announced it feels happy about embracing the digital currency and taking its services to the next level.
Air Lituanica, a small airline based in Lithuania that operated scheduled flights throughout Europe is now accepting Bitcoin directly at its website. When the announcement was made the last week via the airline’s official Twitter account that said that it was embracing the digital currency a wave of happiness was seen among customers.
Currently, Air Lituanica operates a fleet of 86-seat Embraer 175 aircraft, carries out regional flights from a number of cities, of which include Paris, Amsterdam, Vilnius, and Prague and now going to enable customers buy tickets in exchange of Bitcoin. Adding Bitcoin as a payment method for customers, the airline has shown that it is pro-technology.
Though Air Lituanica is considered to be a small airline, it’s interesting to see that they’ve adopted Bitcoin payments, which will likely help them save on processing fees. Bitcoin has long been praised for a payment method that can save a lot of processing money for the small businesses, may be the decision from Air Lituanica is aimed to cash in the same potential.
Accepting Bitcoin Will Help the Airline Expand Its Reach
As the vision of Air Lituanica is to become a regional base airline providing air transportation services for travelers flying to and from major European destinations, accepting Bitcoin is going to help it fulfill it well. There are thousands of customers who wish to pay in Bitcoin as it saves them cost as well, with the decision it will them and reduce the cost for itself.
Accepting the digital currency, the airline is going to attract the hip crowd which is quite used too paying in Bitcoin. It will help Air Lituanica facilitate Lithuania’s accessibility by air and cater to the new segment of customers who prefer paying in the digital currency.
Adapting to the new technology the airline is also bringing up services that help it further its agenda to become the main national air carrier by 2015. Embracing Bitcoin is one of the first measures that the company has taken recently.
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