Volaris Becomes First Mexican Airline to Introduce NFT-Based Annual Passes

Volaris has set a new benchmark in the Mexican aviation industry by announcing the launch of the country’s first-ever Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) as part of its groundbreaking Annual Volaris Pass. This move positions the airline as a global frontrunner, being one of the first in the aviation sector to embrace this disruptive technology.

The inaugural edition of the Annual Volaris Pass collection features 10 unique NFT designs, each celebrating iconic destinations served by the airline, such as Cancun, Bogota, Tijuana, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Peru. These limited-edition NFTs, capped at 30 pieces each, are available for purchase on the opensea.io platform at a special pre-sale price. Each NFT comes with an Annual Pass that grants the holder unlimited flights for a year to over 70 destinations across Mexico, the United States, Central, and South America.

“We are thrilled to be the first airline in Mexico to venture into the exhilarating world of NFTs and explore Web 3.0. By adopting cutting-edge technologies like blockchain, we reaffirm our commitment to offering unique travel experiences that continue to raise the bar for innovation and customer service. We are excited to take our passengers to new heights in this exciting digital era,” said Daniel Gelemovich, Director of Marketing and Digital at Volaris.

What are NFTs in the Aviation Market?

NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, are digital assets that serve as certificates of authenticity, confirming the uniqueness and ownership of an item on Web 3.0. Thanks to their high-level encryption, which ensures data security and control, NFTs use the same technology as cryptocurrencies.

However, unlike cryptocurrencies, NFTs cannot be divided but can be bought and sold. They are also immune to counterfeiting and substitution, making them exclusive and high-value collectible items that the most innovative companies are using in creative ways.

To further enhance the experience, the first 20 individuals who acquire these exceptional digital assets will receive a welcome kit with access to unique experiences, elevating their air travel to unforgettable levels in the Web 3.0 era.

More Airlines Join the New Blockchain System In 2022, Air Europa was one of the first airlines to use NFTs, partnering with TravelX, a blockchain-based travel distribution startup, to offer the world’s first series of NFT airplane tickets, known as NFTickets.

NFTickets made their way to South America through Flybondi, based in Argentina. In March 2023, the airline launched the so-called “Tickets 3.0,” which rely on TravelX’s NFTickets.

During the presentation, Mauricio Sana, CEO of Flybondi, highlighted NFTicket as the next step in the evolution of airline tickets, the first in over 15 years since the global implementation of the current electronic ticketing system.