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25 April 2022

We launched the first airline ticket in NFT format

We announce the launch of our first ever series of airline tickets in NFT (non-fungible token) format, also known as “NFTickets“.

At Air Europa we are joining this emerging technological trend that is transforming the industry, including ticketing, by signing an agreement with TravelX, the company that has developed the first distribution protocol in the travel industry based on blockchain technology.

What is an NFTicket?

NFTickets are a new type of NFTs that combines digital information with experiences and services, and the details of the transaction are securely stored using blockchain technology.

As a result, we are adding a new sales channel for airline tickets and a new payment method for our customers.

The process of travelling with an NFTicket is very simple:

  • Customers buy NFT tickets (NFTickets)
  • NFTickets are stored in a secure wallet, which can be accessed from any device.
  • To use NFTickets, simply present the NFT at the check-in counter and tickets are issued for travel.

Our Global Sales Director, Bernardo Botella, says: “Innovation is in our DNA. We have been pioneers within the implementation of new technologies in our sector and it will be no different in the case of NFTs, which could represent the next big leap in the world of tourism”. He adds: “We are proud to be the first airline to adopt blockchain technology for the management and marketing of our offering and to be working with TravelX on this project. We are very excited to see how far this marketplace can go and how it could improve the customer experience”.

How to get an NFTicket?

The first Air Europa NFTicket was sold via live auction at an exclusive event at the Eiffel Tower as part of NFT Day Paris (12 of April) and Paris Blockchain Week (13-14 of April). The next NFTickets, a series of ten, will be traded every 14 days in collaboration with leading artists via the auction platform travelxchange.com/.

Each of our NFTickets includes a Business Class flight to Miami, scheduled for November 29, 2022, as well as benefits and events leading up to the premier international art fair, Art Basel in Miami Beach in December.

Those lucky enough to purchase NFTickets from TravelX and Air Europa will be part of travel industry history, participating in the first ever blockchain-traded flight.

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