The growing value of electronic currency - bitcoin - attracts
increasingly more users; that is why it is now possible to pay in
bitcoins in Lithuania too. The aviation market is also open to
innovations - as of now flight tickets for the Lithuanian airline Air
Lituanica operated flights may be purchased with bitcoins.
"Bitcoin payments are highly beneficial for the aviation market -
this currency helps to attract more buyers from abroad as bitcoins can
be used anywhere in the world, The money transfer is fast, therefore,
there are no added taxes otherwise deducted by banks and agents. This
probably is the reason behind the popularity of virtual money among
travelling young people", - comments Air Lituanica Director of Commerce
According to Mr. Bartkus, it is important to be open to innovations
in this age of technology. The growing value of bitcoins proves that
people welcome innovations and willingly accept the new currency.
Despite the fact that the value of this currency in a common market is
still very small, in a few years it might unexpectedly become the
driving force behind the financial market revolution.
The first payment in bitcoins was made yesterday – a customer form
the Netherlands purchased tickets for the flight
Amsterdam-Vilnius-Amsterdam.Payment in bitcoins for Air Lituanica
tickets is available at www.airlituanica.com. Ticket prices on the
website are provided in both LTL and EUR. When Air Lituanica customer
chooses to pay in bitcoins for the flight, his/her bitcoins are
converted into euro or litas at the applicable rate. The virtual
currency exchange rate is generated from the bitcoin exchange –
Bitmarket. Payment in bitcoins for the flight is available for all types
of Air Lituanica tickets.
Air Lituanica customers online have an increasingly wide range of payment possibilities – they can pay with credit cards MasterCard and VISA,
customers who have bank accounts in Lithuanian banks can pay by bank
transfer, customers from Lithuania and Estonia can pay via bank-link. In
the immediate future Air Lituanica plans to offer the possibility to
pay via bank-link in Latvia, Finland, Czech Republic, Poland and other