CLEAR is expanding its biometric passenger screening program across America.
The company has announced that its system has come to the JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York, and that later this month it’s coming to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. By the end of Q1, the service will also be in place at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport.
It’s a significant expansion, and one the company hinted at late last year when it announced the appointment of five new members to its executive team in preparation for growth. CLEAR’s biometric screening services, which help to expedite enrolled travelers by using fingerprint or iris scans for authentication, are now in operation in 22 airports across the US.
The expansion is occurring at a time when biometric pre-screening programs are becoming more common outside of border control settings— with TSA PreCheck recently moving beyond airport security screening and into high-capacity entertainment venues, a market in which CLEAR has already staked a footing with deployments at multiple sports stadiums.
January 25, 2017 – by Alex Perala