airBaltic made this announcement:
Today already the fourteenth NFT (non-fungible token) edition of the airBaltic City Collection has been issued, concluding first-ever issued NFT collection by airBaltic. The new NFT is available on OpenSea marketplace for a fixed price of 0.1 Ether.
The fourteenth airBaltic issue is a digital art piece with one of the most beloved Latvian cities Rīga, the beautiful capital of the country and the home to the historical Freedom Monument, beautiful Art Nouveau buildings and modern National Library of Latvia. In honour of Latvia’s centenary, in 2018, airBaltic invited everyone to vote on their favourite towns and cities in Latvia, after which the company’s Airbus A220-300 fleet was named.
On April 14 2021, 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 thirteen more digital art pieces honouring beloved Latvian cities Cēsis, Alūksne, Liepāja, Bauska, Sigulda, Jelgava, Ogre, Valmiera, Gulbene, Smiltene, Līvāni, Jūrmala and now Rīga.
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.
As previously informed, in May 2022 airBaltic announced a new NFT (non-fungible token) collection called Planies, consisting of 10 000 unique cartoon aircraft designs. The NFT holders of the collectables will be able to receive airBaltic Club points and other loyalty program benefits. Owners of the airBaltic City Collection NFTs will be able to receive Planies NFT free of charge.