The Taipei-based airline Tigerair Taiwan says it will release NFTs featuring its animated tiger mascot “Hoo Jiang” next month. Aside from being an adorable digital collectible, Tigerair’s first NFT could give holders a lot of travel bonuses.
Tigerair Taiwan NFTs Benefits
Tigerair will award chosen NFT collectors with a free trip to France. The fortunate Tigerair NFT holder will even get to take part in delivering an Airbus A320neo to the European nation.
Tigerair Taiwan also mentions that people who purchase Hoo Jiang NFTs could earn benefits that only Tigerair employees enjoy. These benefits include free flights throughout the year. Although, it’s unclear how long these benefits will last or how many NFT holders will get them.
Leaders at Tigerair Taiwan have expressed their confidence in NFT technologies and the increasing value of digital art. However, there are no reports suggesting that Tigerair has any plans for future NFT drops.
The first collection of Tigerair Taiwan NFTs will launch on the widespread Taiwanese crypto platform MaiCoin.
Other Airlines Preparing For Their “First Flight” into NFTs
In comparison with video games or pro sports, the airline industry may not seem like a suitable fit for NFTs. But, in the past few months, the world’s biggest airlines have announced noteworthy NFT-related projects. Some companies have even started using NFTs to revise their rewards points systems and experiment with digital flight tickets.
Recently, the UAE’s Emirates airline reported its plans to create NFT collections that may unclose special discounts and exclusive experiences. In addition to NFTs, Emirates has shown an interest in developing a metaverse. Emirates’ executives are so ready on entering the metaverse that they are re-designing Dubai’s Emirates Pavilion. Emirates aspires for it to become a “Web3 innovation hub.”
Undoubtedly, Emirates is the most prominent airline that announced an NFT project but, airBaltic was the world’s first airline to release 100 NFTs last year. The Latvia-based company recently announced a fresh animated NFT collection called Planies. The company tells that the 10K Planies NFTs will link with airBaltic Club Members’ points system for special benefits.
In other reports, Qantas Airways prepares itself to open an NFT market. Like airBaltic, Qantas says individuals who mint one of their upcoming NFTs may be eligible for bonus Qantas Frequent Flyer points. While Qantas says its NFTs will emphasize the company’s long history, there are no specific details on what these forthcoming NFTs will represent.
Speaking of Frequent Flyer points, a bunch of airlines is now offering a new cryptocurrency known as “FlyCoin”. This Cryptocurrency is based on the Ethereum blockchain. FlyCoin is now an alternative in rewards programs at a few airlines like Ravn Alaska and Northern Pacific Airways.
TravelX and Air Europa made big news when they revealed the first NFT boarding pass. This December, passengers who hold this Algorand-based NFT ticket in their crypto wallet will be able to fly from Madrid to Miami. If NFTs work as planned for this upcoming flight, they may become the new standard in the airline ticketing industry.
Hungry for more information?
For more interesting updates on NFTs, connect with NFTHI on Twitter.
NFTHI does not recommend any kind of Investment in NFTs or NFT trading. All the strategies are merely educational references.
Conduct thorough research before you start with NFT trading.