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CLEAR announces major expansion to 22 airports nationwide


Biometric identity platform CLEAR announced a major expansion today, making its lanes available in 22 airports nationwide covering the majority of flights in the U.S.

CLEAR lanes opened today at LaGuardia Airport following their debut at JFK International Airport in New York last month. CLEAR is expected to launch at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport later this month and will be expanding to Los Angeles International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the first quarter of 2017.

CLEAR is certified as “qualified anti-terrorism technology” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and utilizes fingerprint and iris identification technology to speed its growing base of more than 700,000 members through security at airports and sports stadiums across the United States.

“This marks a major milestone for us and where we are as a company. It is a significant step toward fundamentally changing and improving the travel experience throughout the country,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman Becker. “Our members enjoy CLEAR when they travel because it provides them with predictability at the airport checkpoint. CLEAR gives them back valuable time, time they can spend with their families, use to have another meeting or just relax a little longer.”

Last month the company announced it had brought on executives from U.S. Customs Service, Amazon, American Express and Avon to support its nationwide expansion.

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