The Orlando, Florida-based Stratos Jet Charters Inc. has announced the company has partnered with FTX US and the collaboration will make it so Stratos Jet customers can pay for services with crypto payments via FTX Pay. The CEO of Stratos Jet says the company has been in search of a crypto partner and noted that FTX was an “ideal fit.”
Stratos Jet Customers Can Book and Pay for Flights Using Cryptocurrencies
On Tuesday, the firm Stratos Jet Charters Inc. revealed the company has inked a deal with the crypto firm FTX US and will allow customers to pay with cryptocurrencies. The firm is a private jet charter broker and it offers a platform called the Stratos Marketplace for desktop and mobile devices. The application lets people book flights with Stratos Jet instantly and with the FTX integration, the company says with “just a few extra clicks, clients can also easily book and pay for their charter flights.”
Stratos Jet CEO Joel Thomas explained during the announcement that the company was looking for a crypto partner to work with Stratos Marketplace. Thomas said the myriad of features and security FTX offers led the firm to choose the crypto company. In a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News, Thomas elaborated that the “[FTX] platform is sophisticated yet simple for clients to use, and it integrates seamlessly with our air charter marketplace.”
Stratos Jet is not the only private jet charter that offers customers the ability to pay in cryptocurrencies. In mid-February, Bitcoin.com News reported on the company directional aviation company Privatefly’s report, which said close to 20% of the firm’s sales were paid in cryptocurrencies in January. People can also leverage the company Fast Private Jet with the crypto payments firm Bitpay.
In regard to the Stratos Jet partnership, the president of FTX US, Brett Harrison, says that FTX pay was built to make it so firms can “accept payment in any type of currency.”
“As an organization, Stratos prioritizes the customer experience and we’re happy to assist them in this process through our payment platform,” Harrison further remarked. “It’s exciting to work with an industry leader and assist in bettering their customer experience while also elevating the presence of digital assets outside of the traditional financial landscape.”
The Stratos Jet CEO concluded by explaining that there’s been an “unprecedented level of demand for private aviation.” The firm’s executive felt that by leveraging FTX it would “dramatically reduce our risk vs credit cards.” FTX’s collaboration with Stratos Jet follows the firm’s deal with Monumental Sports Entertainment and a number of sports-related partnerships in 2021.