The Dubai airline Emirates plans to accept Bitcoin payments in the future, as well as launch NFTs on the website, as per a report.
As reported by Arab News, one of the world’s largest airlines has shown intent to add crypto payments and offer NFTs for trading on the company’s website.
The Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer (COO), Adel Ahmed Al-Redha, revealed at the Arabian Travel Market that the firm will hire new staff for their metaverse and non-fungible token ambitions.
The COO said:
“With the metaverse, you will be able to transform your whole processes — whether it is in operation, training, sales on the website, or complete experience — into a metaverse type application, but more importantly making it interactive.“
The biggest UAE airline is also looking to explore the application of blockchain tech in tracing airplane records.
Additionally, Al-Redha spoke about plans to add Bitcoin as a payment option as well.