Volaris in El Salvador set to accept bitcoin

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SAN SALVADOR, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Low-cost airline Volaris will accept bitcoin in El Salvador, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele stated Tuesday.

“This allows us to increase the offering of flights for Salvadorans, in addition to being the first airline in the world to accept bitcoin and of course Chivo wallet,” Bukele stated in feedback at a Volaris occasion shared on Twitter by the official account for the president’s workplace.

Some different carriers, together with Mexico’s TAR Airlines in 2015, have beforehand introduced they’d accept bitcoin.

Chivo is the bitcoin digital pockets launched final month by El Salvador’s authorities as a part of its adoption of bitcoin as authorized tender, alongside the U.S. greenback.

Volaris, based mostly in Mexico, stated on its web site that it was working to give shoppers in El Salvador the choice to pay with the digital forex for providers on the airport.

El Salvador’s civil aviation authority in August granted Volaris’ native subsidiary authorization to function in El Salvador.

Reporting by Nelson Renteria and Noe Torres, writing by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Daina Beth Solomon and Steve Orlofsky

A passenger (R) talks to an airline employee of the Mexican low-cost air carrier Volaris at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico January 10, 2018. Picture taken January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/Files

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