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PPE Vending Machines Installed at Orlando International Airport


A variety of face masks, hand sanitizers and gloves are for sale in six newly installed vending machines at Orlando International Airport. Photo Courtesy of Orlando International Airport.

Orlando International Airport installed six new personal protective equipment vending machines this week offering a variety of face masks, hand sanitizers, and gloves for sale.


They're branded as "Clean & Safe Travels."


Prices start at $7.50 for two masks.


The machines are located in high touch point areas near the airline ticket counters for JetBlue, Frontier, Southwest, Delta, United and American Airlines.


The machines were installed following the signing of an Executive Order by Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings which requires the use of face masks in public.


Along with the new vending machines, a number of retailers in the terminal have also made PPE supplies available to travelers for purchase.


Six vending machines selling PPE have been placed near airline ticket counters. Photo Courtesy of Orlando International Airport.

"...We want to ensure everyone can easily obtain personal safety essentials needed to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Passenger traffic has been slowly climbing at MCO since falling 97 percent in May. Currently, traffic is down approximately 71 percent compared to year ago levels. There are 426 flights scheduled for Wednesday July 1st with an estimated 15,468 departing passengers, which is down from the original projection of 66,518. The rebound in passenger traffic is directly connected to airlines adding to their schedules at MCO.


In 2019, Orlando International Airport welcomed more than 50 million annual passengers making it the busiest airport in the state of Florida and the 10th busiest in the U.S.



A variety of face masks, hand sanitizers and gloves are for sale in six newly installed vending machines at Orlando International Airport. Photo Courtesy of Orlando International Airport.

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