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Clear biometric tech deployed at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Clear biometric tech deployed at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Clear members traveling through Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) are now able to use the biometric identity membership platform to verify their identity with a tap of the finger or the blink of an eye to get through security checkpoints quickly.

“Today’s launch is an important step toward making travel stress disappear from The Magic City,” says Howard Kass, EVP, Corporate Affairs at CLEAR. “We’re excited to open here in Birmingham and proud to have created 25 new jobs, which will enhance the BHM experience, and help support the local community as well.”

BHM served more than 2.9 million passengers in 2018 and has more than 100 daily nonstop and direct flights to over 15 cities.

“Our goal at BHM is to provide passengers an easy and convenient travel experience,” says Ronald Mathieu, President and CEO at Birmingham Airport Authority. “We are happy to partner with CLEAR as we are committed to enhancing and elevating every customer’s experience at our airport.”

Clear’s biometric identity membership platform is available in more than 60 airports and sports stadiums across the United States and in select cities can be used to buy food and drinks and prove legal age for alcohol purchases. There are more than 3.8 million Clear members in the United States.

In January Clear announced a new round of financing which is being used to accelerate the continued expansion of Clear’s platform and its airport and stadium network into new verticals. The company was recently named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for its work in biometric payments, age validation, and changing travel experiences. CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker and President Ken Cornick were named winners of the 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for the New York Region.

Last week Rod Allison, former Acting Deputy Administrator of the TSA, joined Clear as Vice President of Operational Security.

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