To guarantee this service, the airline will rely on UATP
technology, the global payment network for the airline industry, according to
news published in the Spanish newspaper Hosteltur.
The same source also indicates that Vueling and Criptan are
currently working on researching strategic applications of blockchain
technology and NFTs to offer their customers innovative solutions and improve
the customer experience through new digital technologies.
“Thanks to this alliance, Vueling once again reaffirms its
position as a digital airline and wants to become the first low-cost airline in
Europe to accept cryptocurrencies as a payment alternative”, according to the
Spanish newspaper, which cites the Vueling website which states that this
payment option will be available from the second half of 2023 for individuals.
Jesús Monzó, responsible for Distribution and Alliances at
Vueling, said that this agreement “puts us at the forefront of new technologies
and innovation, further strengthening our commitment to our customers and
offering the best and most advanced tools and solutions”.