Surf Air now accepting cryptocurrencies

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce December 6, 2017 12:42

Surf Air now accepting cryptocurrencies

Surf Air will accept bitcoin and ethereum as payment for its monthly membership and charter offerings.

Surf Air’s European members can quickly and securely pay for its services using the purely digital currency and unlock the growing network of flights within Europe and the US.

“Surf Air was built on the idea of disrupting and changing the way the world sources, purchases and accesses air travel so it only makes sense that we would be on the cutting-edge of accepting new forms of payment such as bitcoin and ethereum.”

Simon Talling-Smith, chairman and CEO of Surf Air Europe, said: “Surf Air was built on the idea of disrupting and changing the way the world sources, purchases and accesses air travel so it only makes sense that we would be on the cutting-edge of accepting new forms of payment such as bitcoin and ethereum.

“Similarly, Bitcoin users are a tremendously motivated community of early adopters. By creating connective tissue between these forward-thinking business models, I believe we’re moulding the future for consumer-first, experience-driven commerce. We are focused on staying at the forefront of technology to provide the most progressive, secure and efficient air travel in the world. Digital currency has been on our radar from the very beginning and we are pleased to provide our members with another quick and seamless way to do business with Surf Air.”

Brian Armstrong, CEO and co-founder of digital currency wallet and platform Coinbase, said: “We’re really excited that Surf Air has decided to accept bitcoin as a payment method. This is an important step for digital currencies as they move from an investment asset to creating an open financial system. The market cap of digital currencies has increased from ~$17B to over $300B in 2017. There are now tens of millions of people around the world who have digital currencies and are looking for places to transact.”

Bitcoin and ethereum can now be used to purchase a Surf Air membership or to charter global flights. Potential members can apply now with cryptocurrency to gain access to special event flights and Surf Anywhere, the company’s global charter programme.

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce December 6, 2017 12:42