Flying during the COVID-19 pandemic and forget your personal protective equipment? McCarran International Airport will hook you up via brand new vending machines selling hand sanitizer, gloves and face masks.
“It’s not unthinkable that someone will show up at the airport and has left behind one of these items that’s almost essential now to air travel,” Christine Crews, a McCarran International Airport airport spokesperson told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Touting itself as the first airport to deploy the PPE machines, McCarran Airport promoted them last week on its social media platforms.
It’s airport convenience at airport prices. Three-packs of disposable masks are being sold for $7.50, while a reusable cloth mask will cost $14.50. Two sizes of hand sanitizer can be purchased for $4.25 and $6.50, respectively. A 10-pack of alcohol wipes costs $5.25. N95 masks run $8.25 apiece, and a 4-pack of disposable gloves is priced at $4.50.
McCarran, the nation’s 10th busiest airport, recorded a 2.3 million passenger drop in March compared to the same month in 2019. That translates to a 53 percent decrease in arriving and departing passengers year over year.