08/05/2020 10:00 AM

LAX now offers PPE via vending machines.
Aug. 5
, 2020

LAX Public Relations

(424) 646-5260


(Los Angeles, CA) Guests at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) now have access to personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hand sanitizer, face coverings and gloves via convenient vending machines located in the ticketing areas of most terminals.

“Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is setting new standards for how the airport industry can help keep passengers safe though rigorous cleanings, new technology and an increasingly touch-free experience from curb to gate,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, LAWA. "We are proud to offer our guests another convenient way they can access items that will help keep them safe and healthy, as well as help them to comply with our mandatory facial covering policy.”

As part of its commitment to help passengers Travel Safely at LAX, the airport is collaborating with the Hudson Group and PepsiCo Beverages North America to install the new PPE vending machines in pre-security areas of the Departures Level inside Terminals 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The machines all offer a touch-free payment option, such as tap-to-pay credit card or mobile payment platforms including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. Each vending machine also will have an anti-microbial shield installed on hard surfaces, which provides long-lasting anti-bacterial protection. 

All of the items available in the machines, including hand sanitizer, disposable face coverings and nitrile gloves, are TSA compliant and can be brought through any of the TSA security screening checkpoints. Other products available include hygiene kits, thermometers, Ultraviolet-C sanitizers and over-the-counter medications. Products may vary by location.  

The vending machines are restocked on a daily basis, and many PPE products are also available for purchase at other retail locations post-security. Most of the new machines are already installed and available, with the remaining units to be installed shortly.

As more passengers begin to return to LAX, the airport is continuing to provide the safest travel experience possible by piloting new technology, implementing deep cleaning, installing Plexiglas barriers and more. For more information, visit

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for a B-roll package of the new PPE vending machines.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.3-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and a 12- to 15-gate Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.


In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.


LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX's ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.


LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City's general fund.


LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.


LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.


LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the "Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience" in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of "The World's Best Airports for Business Travelers" (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request

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