Air Europa arguably* made history earlier this year, selling the first plane ticket as an NFT. Now the carrier is moving to expand on that effort, launching an NFTicket platform to sell regular flight bookings as NFTs, in addition to its normal reservations process.
Subscription products are a booming segment for the air travel industry. Sprinkle in a dash of Web3 and the airBaltic Planie NFT collection comes to life.
Looking for Silver Elite status in the Etihad Guest loyalty program? It can be yours for just $349, as part of the carrier’s initial foray into the Web3 world and NFTs.
A new generation of airline loyalty programs is coming, developed, tracked, and sold on the blockchain. And airBaltic is leading the charge. CEO Martin Gauss explains how the company sees its Planies NFT program as a launch pad to a fully tokenized loyalty scheme.
Perhaps no airline sees itself as an innovator more than airBaltic.
The company’s latest move – to issue 10,000 more NFTs tied to its loyalty program – raises questions about whether the airline is innovative or simply chasing a shiny buzzword.
Sensing an opportunity to cash in on the hype, Latvian airline AirBaltic is now issuing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to celebrate its destinations. The company intends the campaign to “serve as a tourism campaign for Latvian cities” with the funds raised a small side benefit. Emissions impact, be damned.
Can a blockchain-based ticketing infrastructure deliver real world revenue results? For Russia’s S7 Airlines the month of July presented a million reasons to believe the answer is yes.
A new era is here for loyalty programs as blockchain-based partner integration comes to life. The fact that the implementation between Emirates Skywards and Careem doesn’t really need to be a blockchain solution is a big part of what makes this so special.
Airlines transferring funds via blockchain? Turns out this is not a far-fetched, future vision. It is reality today thanks to a cryptocurrency known as the IATA Coin.
A major airline commits to blockchain as a distribution avenue. That’s the story being spun about Air Canada’s deal with Winding Tree. And, to some extent it is accurate. But one key point remains relatively muted in the reporting: Air Canada really is not doing anything with blockchain.