Riga. Today already the ninth NFT (non-fungible token) edition of the airBaltic City Collection has been issued on OpenSea marketplace for a fixed price of 0.01 Ether. A total of 10 new unique collectibles of the airBaltic City Collection can now be purchased: https://opensea.io/airBaltic.
The ninth airBaltic issue is a digital art piece with one of the most beloved Latvian cities – Valmiera, which is one of the oldest towns in Latvia, associated with cultural life, beautiful nature, talented Olympic champion Māris Štrombergs and St. Simon’s Church – one of the most significant medieval architectural monuments in 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. To read more about the airBaltic NFTs City Collection, Edition 9, Valmiera, please visit airBaltic blog: https://blog.airbaltic.com/airbaltic-nfts-city-collection-edition-9-valmiera/.
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 eight more digital art pieces honouring beloved Latvian cities Cēsis, Alūksne, Liepāja, Bauska, Sigulda, Jelgava, Ogre and now Valmiera. 52 NFTs of the first historic release can still be purchased, but the NFTs from following 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.
airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (Air Baltic Corporation AS) connects the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. Over the last 25 years airBaltic has developed as a strong, profitable and internationally respected airline. airBaltic is by far the best known international brand of Latvia and responsible for more than 2.5% of the Latvian GDP. airBaltic operates 32 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. Skytrax has awarded Latvian airline airBaltic a five–star COVID-19 safety rating. In addition, airBaltic is one of the Top twenty airlines for COVID-19 compliance by the safety, product, and COVID-19 rating agency Airlineratings.com. In 2018 and 2019 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. In addition, in 2019 airBaltic received Sector Leadership Award by Airline Business. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 96.14% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds 3.86% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA.
Aviation industry indirectly provides close to 30 000 jobs in Latvia, while millions of people transfer through Riga, yet many more arrive to Latvia. Each year foreign tourists spend more than EUR 750 million in Latvia. Find out more: https://blog.airbaltic.com/airbaltic-an-asset-for-the-national-economy-of-latvia/.
For further information, please contact:
SVP Corporate Communications
A/S Air Baltic Corporation
Source: Plato Data Intelligence: PlatoData.io