Qatar Airways intends to introduce NFTs and enable the purchase of metaverse tickets for actual flights. Qatar Airways announced the debut of QVerse, its first metaverse experience. This virtual reality platform allows interested parties to visually explore and navigate the Hamad International Airport’s Premium Check-in area (HIA).
QVerse is the company’s first step into the metaverse, according to the company’s assertions. The corporation stated that it plans to expand its virtual environment efforts and believes that the metaverse will play a role in human relations in the future.
The firm’s foray into the metaverse reflects its passengers’ need for “immersive content that can empower their decision-making before buying a ticket, and are typically eager to discover the aircraft they will travel,” according to the company. “As a result, we believe QVerse will transform the way passengers shop,” company remarked.
“We believe that the future is virtual. The metaverse will empower human beings, expand their horizons and break their limits by challenging the most basic methods that were once limitations.”
The business also stated that it hopes to expand its metaverse platform with new features, locations, and interactions, with the goal of making the experience more convivial and accessible through the Oculus Quest VR platform.
It also promises to feature the purchase of tangible flight tickets and the selection of seats on real planes via the metaverse. Actions at metaverse gateways such as Decentraland and The Sandbox may occur in the future, according to the business.
In conjunction with the International Air Transport Association, Qatar Airways became the first airline in the Middle East to implement the IATA Blockchain ‘Digital Passport’ last year (IATA). The US Air Force has revealed its foray into the metaverse by filing a trademark registration for the SpaceVerse effort. While the directive does not specify what the SpaceVerse would be used for, it does state that it will be a virtual reality training, testing, and operations environment for the US Defense Department.