Another airline is joining the bitcoin boat (or should we say plane?). This time around it is Air Lituanica, a small airline based in Lithuania that operated scheduled flights throughout Europe.
The announcement was made this week via the airline’s official Twitter account, noted that the digital currency (referred to as “bit-coin” in the tweet) can be used for ticket purchases on all flights.
The airline, which 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.
We are now accepting Bit-coin payments for ticket purchases at our website http://t.co/BjnGFOvr7P
— Air Lituanica (@Air_Lituanica) August 26, 2014
Despite the availability of travel booking services like BTCTrip.com that allow users to book flights with bitcoin (or perhaps buying American Airlines tickets via Gyft), some users may opt to book their flights from the carrier’s website directly.
And while Air Lituanica is considered to be a small airline (in the month of July, they flew nearly 18,000 passengers), it’s interesting to see that they’ve adopted bitcoin payments, which will likely help them save on processing fees.
Just recently, Latvia’s national airline, airBaltic, also announced they would be accepting bitcoin payments for tickets. The company has not disclosed how many travelers have paid for their tickets in the digital currency.