Biometrics technology company Clear has installed biometric scanners at John F Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 in New York.
The biometric scanners aim to help more than 21 million passengers a year move through the terminal’s security checkpoints quickly and efficiently by having their fingerprints or eyes scanned to verify their identity and board their flights.
This is the latest introduction of Clear technology at New York area airports after integrating into facilities at JFK’s Terminal 2, LaGuardia Airport’s (LGA) Terminals C and D, and domestic Delta Sky Clubs since 2017.
Roel Huinink, president and CEO of JFKIAT – the company which operates Terminal 4 – said, “Accounting for one third of all JFK Airport traffic, Terminal 4 is the premier international gateway to New York City and we are thrilled to be able to now provide our passengers with the latest innovation to further ensure a seamless travel experience.
“In addition, with its biometric capabilities, Clear will also add a heightened layer of safety and security to our terminal. We appreciate the cooperation of the entire Clear team for making this happen, as well as the integral partnerships with Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Transportation Security Administration, US Customs and Border Protection, and our airline partners.”
Caryn Seidman-Becker, chairman and CEO at Clear, added, “We want to help our members get where they are going with greater confidence and predictability, whether they are catching a flight or going to the big game. Time is precious and Clear members enjoy more time doing what they love, and less time waiting in line.”