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CLEAR to provide fingerprint, iris scans security clearance kiosks at Baltimore airport

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CLEAR will launch its security clearance services, which verify travelers’ identities through fingerprint and iris scans, for enrolled members at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in April, according to a report by the Baltimore Sun.

CLEAR’s scanning kiosks, which are integrated into the Transportation Security Administration’s existing Pre-Check system, will be available at BWI’s B and D concourses.

The Anne Arundel County airport marks the first in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and the 11th airport nationwide to be added to CLEAR’s network, which also includes the recently added Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport.

“We are thrilled to bring CLEAR to BWI, one of the nation’s fastest-growing airports and one our CLEAR members have requested be added to our network,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman Becker. “Increasing our east coast presence and joining the DC Metro Area is a 2015 priority for us and we are thrilled to be accomplishing this in partnership with BWI.”

BWI is currently working towards expanding its international presence, which includes introducing new services under Southwest Airlines.

Those interested in joining CLEAR’s membership program can apply online or at BWI’s A, B and D concourses for a fee of less than $15 a month, which also includes discounts to other services such as Hertz car rentals. The company also offers “preferred rates” for military personnel and corporations.

Additionally, local travelers can enroll online at enroll.clearme.com using the code BWI2MTRY, said Clear.

Certified as a “Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, CLEAR’s biometric scanning kiosks has been used 2 million times by travelers in airports across the United States.

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