Alternative Airlines is celebrating their 1st year anniversary with Utrust
November 2020 marked the one-year anniversary of the start of Alternative Airlines’ journey together with Utrust. Back in November 2019, we wanted to expand our existing payment methods that we accepted, ranging from PayPal, Klarna, Affirm and among 30 others, and reach as far and wide as possible. This is why we teamed up with our friends over at Utrust. We saw an opportunity to serve the crypto universe, which has a staggering 100 million users, by letting travellers book flights and checkout using the cryptocurrency of their choice.
Alternative Airlines Integration with Utrust
Our partnership with Utrust means that customers can pay using cryptocurrency on any of the 600+ airlines available to book through Alternative Airlines. This includes all of the largest airlines, such as Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Lufthansa, as well as smaller, domestic and regional carriers.
Jet-off on your next vacation and pay using your favourite cryptocurrency, whether that’s Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dash, Digibyte (DGB), or Utrust’s native token, UTK. We recommend that you take a peek at some of the crypto-friendly destinations that we’ve listed in our blog such as San Francisco, Berlin, Ljubljana and many others to help you think about your next travel destination.
Not only are your crypto transactions safe but they are also fast and low-cost, meaning customers can buy flights instantly using Utrust in addition to having some of the lowest transaction fees on the market, in turn, helping you save some bucks. Read our blog for more on reasons why you should buy your flight with us using crypto.
As the world slowly transitions into a more coinless society, using a smartphone or even a smartwatch to pay up to a point is now normal in many places including shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. At Alternative Airlines, we believe cryptocurrency to be the money of tomorrow and will play a key role in the future of commerce.
Cryptocurrencies are known to be safe and secure. Utrust offers buyer protection on all transactions which means you would be covered if anything were to go wrong with your flight purchases. What’s more is that through Utrust, customers can book their flights in over 30 fiat currencies such as in the Great British Pound (GBP), United States Dollars (USD) and Euros (EUR).
Ultimately, all we want is for our customers to find their booking experience hassle-free, convenient and as easy as possible, and offer many ways to book their flights with safety being the number one priority. We want everyone to take full advantage of the increased security and convenience of cryptocurrencies, and we feel that this partnership has taken one step closer to that goal.
Utrust has always been in tune with Alternative Airlines
Our partners and friends at Utrust have always been with us, every step of the way, manifesting not only their openness to collaboration but their excitement at being in business with a kindred company. Utrust’s values have always been consumer-focused. Their goal to reach as many people as possible, with a solution that will make their lives easier, is one that Alternative Airlines shares.
Sanja Kon, CEO of Utrust, dedicated a few words to this anniversary:
“We always want to have a close relationship with our merchants. The first merchants who joined our ecosystem had to be the right ones, and Alternative Airlines was exactly that. We are so proud to be working side-by-side with them, opening the world’s doors to crypto users everywhere. Our customers are loyal to a fault, they are passionate, and they deserve the best. They are getting it.”
Making a difference
What a year it had been, especially within the travel industry and the impact COVID19 has had on it. Within the last 12 months through our integration with Utrust, we’ve collaborated to build exposure for booking flights using cryptocurrencies. We did this through the success of promotional campaigns which in turn helped boost flight bookings through the use of digital currencies.
The recent campaign that we carried out with Trust Wallet which was led by Utrust was a huge success and generated high exposure on social media. We showcased a $20 off deal for flights paid with crypto to the Trust Wallet community and Utrust offered a $2,500 giveaway to 10 lucky winners. We saw similar success from our other campaigns such as the Black Friday campaign that Utrust did last year and the year before as well as the Valentines campaign back in February 2020.
The success of promotional campaigns always show a positive impact on the sales of our flight bookings. We found that most of our customers buy flights in Bitcoin and Ethereum, which is due to the fact that they are currently the most popular cryptocurrencies out there on the market.
Looking towards the future
After this whirlwind of a year and through all of these crises, we’ve benefitted from a strong partnership with Utrust, marshalling the best of what we all have to offer. Here at Alternative Airlines, we are immensely excited to see what this year brings in working with Utrust.
At Alternative Airlines, we continue to support the growth of digital currencies and we’re on a mission to become a number one place to buy flights using a range of cryptocurrencies when purchasing from over 650 global airlines that we have on offer.