In El Salvador, the airline service will be available in exchange for bitcoin


Md. Ashraful Islam: Bitcoin can be exchanged from one place to another in El Salvador by air. El Salvador’s low-cost airline Volaris will recently accept bitcoin, the country’s president, Naib Bukele, said.

“Apart from being the first airline in the world to accept Bitcoin and of course Shivo Wallet, it will also give us additional flight opportunities for Salvadoran.” – Buckley commented at one of the Volaris events.

A Reuters report said the official account of the president’s office shared the event on Twitter.

The Mexican-based Volaris also said on its website that it was working to give El Salvador customers the opportunity to avail themselves of services at airports in exchange for digital currency.

Earlier in 2015, some other service providers, including Mexico’s TAR Airlines, agreed to accept Bitcoin.

The ‘Shivo’ mentioned in Buckel’s speech is basically a bitcoin digital wallet. The wallet was introduced by the El Salvador government last month as part of the acceptance of Bitcoin as a legal tender alongside the US dollar.

Meanwhile, Volaris received approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of El Salvador in August this year.


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