Surf Air now accepts Bitcoin for flights booking

Christian Scherer

Silicon Valley-based airline, Surf Air said it has started accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment for its flight’s booking.

The airline is now joining major airlines and merchants who have started accepting the world’s most used digital currency.

Commenting on the move, Sudhin Shahani, the chief executive officer of Surf Air said “Surf Air was built on the idea of disrupting and changing the way the world sources, purchases and accesses air travel so it only makes sense that we would also be on the cutting-edge of accepting disruptive and progressive forms of payment such as bitcoin and ethereum,”

“Similarly, bitcoin users are a tremendously motivated community of early adopters. By creating connective tissue between these forward-thinking business models, I believe we’re molding the future for consumer-first, experience-driven commerce”.

“We are focused on staying on the bleeding edge of technology as a way to provide the most progressive, secure and efficient air travel in the world. Digital currency has been on our radar from the very beginning, and we are excited to provide our members with another quick and seamless way to do business with Surf Air.”

Bitcoin price has surged to an all-time high in recent weeks. The digital currency was trading at USD14,749 based on real-time index price.

The rising interest in Bitcoin from institutional investors has also increased more than ever before. By the 18th of this month, CME Group will be launching its Bitcoin Futures market which is a derivative that will allow investors to trade against or in favour of Bitcoin without owning Bitcoin.