With passenger traffic starting to pick up, Orlando International Airport has added a number of new amenities in its terminal, including a selection of new vending machines to increase passenger retail shopping options and enhanced, automated hand sanitizer stations throughout the terminal.
The airport stated that the vending machines, which enable the traveling public to purchase items without face-to-face interaction, feature a variety of products that will be new to passengers at the airport. In total, eight machines were placed throughout the four airsides, carrying a mix of brands such as LEGO, Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Skin, and Sound & Mobile items like headphones, cables and adapters.
“Updating the type of products the traveling public can purchase at Orlando International improves customer service and the overall experience at our world-class airport,” said Phil Brown, chief executive officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Beyond that, it was also crucial for us to create a retail experience that reduces human interaction as we continue to combat the coronavirus.”
In addition to the vending machines, two new Service Animal Relief Areas are being added at the airport. Once finished, these facilities will mean there are relief areas in every airside, giving passengers post-security facilities for their service animals. The first post-security areas were opened in 2019 in airsides 1 and 2.
“We were pleased with the positive response we received when we opened the first two relief areas last year,” said Gary Hunt, GOAA’s director of maintenance. “We had always planned to build two more at the other airsides, offering an animal-friendly experience for all passengers.”