CLEAR launches new lane at Maui’s Kahului Airport

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CLEAR, the secure identity company, today announced it is launching its signature identity verification technology tomorrow at Kahului Airport (OGG) on Maui to streamline the airport’s security screening experience. CLEAR’s launch at OGG is expected to create 33 jobs and generate approximately $2.1 million annually in local economic impact.

Tomorrow’s launch represents continued growth in CLEAR’s national footprint, where it serves a total of 57 airports with its opt-in CLEAR Plus membership and over 20 million Members.

Members use CLEAR’s network of dedicated lanes to seamlessly and securely verify their identity with their eyes or fingerprint, 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, saving them time waiting in line at the security checkpoint.

Ed Sniffen, director of the Hawaii Department of Transportation said: “The addition of CLEAR to our airport system, starting with Kahului Airport, will provide frequent travelers with an option to help make the security screening experience faster and more efficient.”

CLEAR expects to also launch its signature identity verification technology at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in the coming weeks.

Caryn Seidman Becker, CLEAR CEO said: “CLEAR is thrilled to be in Maui and bring frictionless, predictable travel to Maui residents. In addition to bringing jobs and investment to the Island, we are proud to continue our support of rebuilding efforts through the Hawai’i Community Foundation,”

In addition, CLEAR rolled out a strategic collaboration with Hawaiian Airlines to offer its HawaiianMiles members discounted CLEAR Plus membership.

Starting tomorrow, HawaiianMiles members will receive preferential pricing on an annual CLEAR Plus membership, allowing them to move faster through security at OGG and 56 other airports nationwide.

Bryan Kapeckas, managing director of loyalty and travel products at Hawaiian Airlines said: “As Hawaii’s hometown carrier, we are pleased to partner with CLEAR to offer our loyal members preferential CLEAR Plus pricing to make their travel on Hawaiian Airlines even more effortless.”

Kyle McLaughlin EVP of Aviation at CLEAR said: “CLEAR is obsessed with the customer experience and excited to bring HawaiianMiles Members the predictability of CLEAR Plus”.