CLEAR Brings Touchless Security Screening to Nashville International Airport

Digital Identity Technology Brings Peace of Mind to Air Travelers.

August 12, 2020 (New York, NY) – Today, CLEAR announced that its trusted and secure identity technology and expedited lanes are now available at Nashville International Airport (BNA). CLEAR uses biometrics – your eyes and fingertips – to confirm it’s really you and replaces the need to use traditional identification documents prior to air travel.

This expansion will provide Nashville area travelers with a seamless experience at the North Security Checkpoint beginning on August 12th and allow them to have the same easy, touchless experience across CLEAR’s 35 airports nationwide.

“We are proud to welcome CLEAR and its safe and touchless travel experience to Nashville,” said Doug Kreulen, BNA president and CEO. “As a world-class airport, innovative services like CLEAR help set us apart and serve to enhance our operations and bring convenience to our customers.

While air travel has been drastically impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, this partnership brings a touchless travel experience to BNA passengers by eliminating the need for members to hand travel documents to agents during the security screening.

“As air travel rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic, the safety and well-being of our passengers remains our top priority,” said Kreulen. “Looking towards the future, this partnership – and the availability of touchless security screening – will help reassure all who fly from BNA that best practices are in place to maintain a welcoming airport environment and accommodate the needs of our community.”

Travelers can begin the enrollment process online and complete it with the help of a CLEAR Ambassador in just a few easy steps at a CLEAR pod in the airport. Once enrolled, members can use CLEAR at more than 55+ major airports and venues.

“We are excited to be joining the Nashville community and are committed to the long-term success of this partnership, which will inject hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy each year,” said Gina Bruzzichesi, CLEAR’s EVP of Operations.

CLEAR is an opt-in membership service that never sells an individual’s information. Personal information is only shared with CLEAR partners when a member chooses to enroll in a jointly offered service, and only with their express permission. The rigorously tested and U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified CLEAR identification technology relies upon double-encrypted biometric data.

CLEAR membership is billed annually and costs $15 a month with discounts available for select rewards programs, including Delta Airlines, United Airlines and American Express. Family Plans are also available for an additional $50 per adult per year. Children under 18 do not need to be added to your Family Plan and can join for free.

About BNA Airport

With nearly 18.3 million passengers in 2019, Nashville International Airport (BNA) has been one of the fastest growing airports in North America. According to a recent study, in 2019 alone, BNA generated more than $8.1 billion in total economic impact, supported more than 76,000 jobs in the region, and produced more than $443 million in state, local and federal taxes. BNA receives no local tax dollars. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook: @NashvilleInternationalAirport, Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville. Learn more about BNA Vision, our growth and expansion plan for the airport, at


CLEAR is a leader in biometric identity and is changing the way more than five million members move through their days by transforming the cards in their wallets into a single biometric ID. After a quick one-time enrollment, members enjoy frictionless experiences at 55+ major travel locations and sports arenas nationwide by linking identity with different information sets including, driver’s license and passport, frequent flyer number, flight manifest, credit card, ticket to the game, reservation, or health care identification. CLEAR’s data security framework meets the highest standards for performance for protecting sensitive information – FISMA High and SAFETY Act certified by the Department of Homeland Security. CLEAR never sells an individual’s information and personal information is only shared with CLEAR partners when a member chooses to enroll in a jointly offered service, and only with their express permission. For more information on CLEAR, visit

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