Volaris, the prominent Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier, has announced its entrance into the NFT sector. This move sees the airline combining the appeal of digital collectibles with tangible travel benefits.
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NFTs as a tribute to travel
The initial collection from the Mexican airline comprises 10 NFT designs, each highlighting major destinations on the airline’s route, including cities such as Cancun, Bogota, Tijuana, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Peru.
Significantly, owning one of these NFTs grants the holder a Volaris Annual Pass, which allows unrestricted one-way flights within the airline’s network for a year.
A growing trend in aviation
NFTs have gained traction across various industries. The aviation sector has seen a slow but steady adoption of this trend, with global airlines like All Nippon Airways, airBaltic, Qantas, and Etihad Airways launching their own NFT initiatives.
Volaris marks its entry as the first in the Mexican aviation scene to explore this avenue.
Purchase details and offers
The airline has made 30 NFTs available for purchase on the opensea.io platform. An additional incentive for early buyers is in place: The first 20 purchasers will receive a special welcome kit that offers exclusive experiences.
Commenting on this development, Daniel Gelemovich, Director of Marketing and Digital at Volaris, said, “Adopting technologies like blockchain allows us to offer unique travel experiences while continuing our commitment to innovation and high standards of customer service.”
Understanding the Volaris annual pass
Mirroring the model of Frontier Airlines in the US, Volaris’ Annual Pass caters to digital nomads and those who prefer spontaneous travel. The pass allows travelers to book a seat for any domestic destination a day in advance and three days for international flights.
However, there are a limited number of seats available for Annual Pass holders on each flight, and additional charges such as taxes and other fees are not included in the pass.
Charting the future
With its foray into the NFT market, the Mexican airline demonstrates a blend of modern technology with traditional airline offerings. As the aviation industry continues to evolve, such initiatives reflect the sector’s adaptability and forward-thinking approach.