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CLEAR has announced that its biometric identity verification solution will be introduced at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) starting in September 2013. As a result, SJC travellers will enjoy a fast and predictable journey through airport security, with a time of five minutes or less on average, using CLEAR’s biometric platform and members-only lanes.

“We are excited to bring CLEAR to San Jose, a city that appreciates cutting-edge technology, and grow our footprint in the Bay Area,” said CLEAR chairman and CEO Caryn Seidman Becker. “CLEAR's biometric solution cures one of the great bottlenecks in travel, and transforms the experience through airport security.”

The San Jose launch is the ninth airport addition to CLEAR’s growing national network and expands the Bay Area presence. Additionally, two of the top 10 most popular destinations from San Jose (Denver and Dallas) are already CLEAR airports. This, in addition to the launch of CLEAR at both George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports in Houston in November 2013 will further drive the powerful network effect for current and future CLEAR members.

“We’re pleased to once again offer CLEAR’s cutting-edge and efficient pre-screening service to travellers,” said Bill Sherry, director of Aviation for Mineta San José International Airport. “We were the first Bay Area airport to offer CLEAR in 2007, and now is the ideal time to resume this service as passenger traffic at Silicon Valley’s airport is on the rebound due to more air service choices and an improving economy.”

Sherry added, “Our continued focus for Silicon Valley airport customers is to ensure they have a world-class experience in our terminals. In particular, CLEAR allows frequent flyers more time at home or the office just prior to travelling, and a quick, secure and customer-friendly way through the airport security screening process.”

Certified by the Department of Homeland Security as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology, CLEAR transforms the travel experience by allowing members to use their biometrics (fingerprint or iris) to speed through security at major US airports. CLEAR membership is US$179 a year for unlimited use. Members can add their spouse or partner for an additional US$50, and children under 18 always fly free through the CLEAR lane. Military and corporate discounts are also available.