On April 14, Latvian airline airBaltic became the world’s first airline to issue non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The airline issued limited collector NFTs, showcasing an individual Airbus A220-300 with its registration as well as a piece of art of Kuldīga, one of the most beloved Latvian cities. Following the first edition airBaltic has issued four more digital art pieces honouring beloved Latvian cities Cēsis, Alūksne, Liepāja, Bauska and Sigulda.
55 NFTs of the first historic release can still be purchased, but the NFTs from following four editions are sold out.
airBaltic is well known as the airline for innovation among global carriers. In 2014, airBaltic became the world’s first airline to accept Bitcoin payments for its flight tickets. Now, in cooperation with service provider BitPay, airBaltic accepts also other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Cash, Ether and Dogecoin among others for bookings made on its website.