According to the official blog post, Utrust was impressed by the travel agency's passion to do its best and ensure customers a unique experience and a variety of offers from which to choose each time they log in to book an online flight. This is what sets Alternative Airlines apart from other online travel agencies, Utrust announced. In addition, their extensive network with a multitude of airlines, including national and international airlines, will allow customers to choose from more than six hundred and fifty carriers.
Customers are only required to choose their carrier, their destination and pay using a range of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash and Digibyte. In addition, Utrust's extraordinary value-added services, such as instant cross-border transactions, cryptographic/monetary regulations and buyer protection, eliminate the need to use traditional card payment methods that otherwise result in high transaction fees and exchange restrictions.
According to Nuno Correia, CEO of Utrust, air travel can be an expensive business, especially for those who save for months to afford a plane trip. So protecting the interests of consumers is the least we can do as business owners to ensure safety and confidence. Through this unique partnership, we bring increased security, transparency and convenience to cryptocurrency payment methods to customers of Alternative Airlines, who no longer have to worry about processing fees and currency types, says Correia.
At the same time, this is not the first time that the travel industry ventured into the world of cryptocurrencies and its underlying technology, the blockchain. Earlier this month, a Pakistan-based travel start-up company, Airlift, facilitated the booking of buses and vans on fixed routes with fixed stops. In another case, Miami International Airport allowed its passengers to book flights using the Bitcoin ATM installed at the airport. The service has been active since mid-October 2019.