Ontario International Airport installs PPE kiosks for travellers

19 June 2020 (Last Updated August 21st, 2020 11:56)

Ontario International Airport in California, US, has installed personal protective equipment (PPE) kiosks to increase the safety for passengers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ontario International Airport installs PPE kiosks for travellers
Ontario International Airport has added PPE vending kiosks for air travellers. Credit: Ontario International Airport.

Ontario International Airport in California, US, has installed personal protective equipment (PPE) kiosks to increase the safety for passengers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is a part of the airport’s efforts to safeguard the customers, visitors and employees from contracting the Covid-19 infection.

The self-service commercial kiosks are stocked with face covers, disposable gloves, disinfectant wipes and alcohol-based hand sanitisers. The kiosks are located in the passenger terminals of ONT.

ONT is the first airport in California that has added PPE kiosks and the airport has also adopted different enhanced safeguards in a bid to keep the facilities germ-free and clean.

The airport is carrying out sanitisation of all high-touch surfaces using a ‘highly-effective disinfectant’.

It has also added security screening trays that are treated with antimicrobial technology and equipped the passenger terminals with additional hand sanitisers.

ONT entered a concession agreement with San Diego-based Prepango for the PPE items.

Ontario International Airport Authority CEO Mark Thorpe said: “While the global coronavirus pandemic continues to impact virtually every aspect of life, we are taking steps to make essential travel safe by offering personal protective equipment to those who might forget to bring them from home or are unaware of new requirements.

“Air travellers should be vigilant about washing hands frequently, observe social distancing requirements and wear appropriate face coverings when visiting essential businesses such as airports, prudent sense measures which are highly recommended by public health officials to minimize coronavirus infections.”

Earlier this month, Hudson introduced PPE vending machines for airports in North America, in addition to a custom-designed line of health and safety offerings.

Dubai International Airport (DXB) also announced that it has installed a PPE vending machine for travellers.