CLEAR and Aerostar Airport Holdings are to launch expedited identity verification lanes at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico.

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), which is operated by Aerostar Airport Holdings, will be the first airport outside the continental United States to feature CLEAR's signature expedited identity verification lanes. CLEAR's launch at SJU is expected to create 49 local jobs and generate approximately $2.5m in local economic activity.

CLEAR already serves eight of SJU's top ten US destinations, meaning that members traveling through the airport can use CLEAR lanes at both ends of their journey. Members use CLEAR's network of dedicated lanes to verify their identity with their eyes or fingers, replacing the need to take out their wallet and driver's license. After verification, a CLEAR Ambassador escorts members through the dedicated lane and directly to TSA physical security, reducing the amount of time spent waiting in line at the security checkpoint.

"We are excited to bring our secure identity technology to Puerto Rico, create good-paying local jobs and invest in the local economy," said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker. “Aerostar has been a great partner, and we're pleased to work together to create a more predictable, less stressful airport experience for people traveling through SJU.”

To mark the launch, CLEAR will also make a donation of up to $10,000 to Hurricane Fiona relief efforts on behalf of members who enrol and verify at SJU during November.

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