As air travel buoys back with approximately 20,000 departing passengers a day at
Orlando International Airport (MCO), a number of amenities have been added, including a selection of
new vending machines to increase passenger retail shopping options and enhanced, automated hand
sanitizer stations throughout the terminal.
The vending machines, which allow the traveling public a chance to purchase must-have items without
face-to-face interaction, feature all-new products making their debut at Orlando International. In total,
eight machines were placed throughout the four airsides. Machines carry a mix of brands like LEGO kits,
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 new 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.”