Clear launches at Louis Armstrong airport
10 December 2018 15:52 GMT

 Biometric travel firm Clear has announced its arrival at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

With the launch at MSY, CLEAR is now available at 27 major airports – covering the vast majority of domestic flights nationwide.

“CLEAR is excited to be launching at MSY during New Orleans’ Tricentennial, and proud to support the local economy by creating as many as 40 new jobs in the region,” said Gina Bruzzichesi, CLEAR’s SVP of Operations. “CLEAR is focused on revolutionizing the way we live, work and travel, and we look forward to helping our airport partners and local officials build a bridge to New Orleans’ next 300 years.”

With CLEAR, a member’s eyes and fingers replace their ID enabling them to verify their identity and speed through dedicated security lanes with less friction and greater predictability, so they can get where they are going without breaking stride. CLEAR is rolling-out a variety of additional biometric services that will enhance the entire curb-to-gate experience – enabling members to check their bag, verify their boarding pass, enter Delta Sky Clubs, and board their flight with the tap of a finger instead of traditional ID.

MSY set record passenger numbers last year as more than 12 million travelers passed through New Orleans' iconic airport. CLEAR Lanes are now available in MSY’s Concourse D, home to Delta Air Lines, Air Canada, and United Airlines. When MSY moves to its $1 billion replacement terminal in May 2019, CLEAR Lanes will be available in the new centralized security checkpoint providing access to flights from all 15 airlines at MSY.

“Providing an outstanding customer experience is a priority for the New Orleans Airport, and we are excited to now offer this amenity to our passengers,” said Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation for MSY. “CLEAR’s technology will allow their members to have a more seamless experience when processing through security, and we look forward to continuing this partnership when the new MSY opens in May of next year.”

Bruzzichesi, along with airport officials and local leadership including the TSA, celebrated the announcement with a ribbon cutting and launch event in Concourse D that featured a special performance by the Kinfolk Brass Band and a selection of New Orleans culinary treats, including Beignets and Pralines.