The country’s busiest airport plans to provide Bitcoin, Dash, and Petro as payment choices to its passengers.
Customers will purchase plane tickets using digital assets at Simón Bolivar International Airport, popularly known as Maiqueta. According to research published recently.
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Local news outlets recently claimed that Maiqueta International Airport might soon join the cryptocurrency bandwagon, allowing customers to pay for tickets and other services in Bitcoin, Dash, and Petro, a Venezuelan government-issued digital asset. The effort will be coordinated by Sunacrip, the country’s cryptocurrency authority, according to Freddy Borges, the airport’s director:
“We will activate a button that is for payment of cryptocurrencies in the airport platforms and commercial activities, in coordination with Sunacrip.”
Russian and European visitors have recently flown into several of Venezuela’s tourism destinations. Borges believes that tourists would be able to visit more regions of the South American country, boosting the economy as a result of the effort.
Maiqueta International Airport is Venezuela’s largest airport and the country’s major entry point. It handles both local and international flights and is located northwest of Caracas, Venezuela‘s capital.
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The dictatorial country vs. digital assets’ decentralized nature. At first sight, these two do not appear to be a good fit, yet this is not the case in Venezuela.
The country’s financial difficulties, including hyperinflation and poverty, have resulted in a growing interest in bitcoin and other digital assets among the local populace. As a result, it’s no surprise that the Latin American country is at the forefront of Bitcoin acceptance.
A few months later, another well-known food chain, Pizza Hut, allowed customers to pay with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, Litecoin, Binance Coin, and other digital assets. All Pizza Hut outlets in Caracas, Maracay, Maracaibo, and Barquisimeto are now offering the deal.