Safe vending is installed at Leeds-Bradford Airport

Safe vending is installed at Leeds-Bradford Airport

LEEDS-Bradford Airport has installed new safe and easy access vending machines for refreshments and travel essentials.

By installing three low-touch VendSafe stations at the airport, Leeds-based Livewell Vending has enabled passengers to get the food, drinks and PPE they need – and all in a Covid-safe way.

The VendSafe stations provide a quick and easy way for travellers to buy what they need before boarding. One landside station sells snacks, face coverings and 100ml antibacterial spray, all of which can be taken through security.

And two airside stations, located opposite gates 7 and 8 in the ground floor departure lounge, provide a full range of food and drinks to take on the plane.

Products are stored in hygienic, temperature-controlled units behind glass screens. Wipe-clean touch screens, automated dispensing mechanisms and contactless payments allow for an easy choice of branded refreshments and PPE travel essentials.

Livewell has enabled Covid-safe vending with COSSH-approved hand sanitiser dispensers fixed to the front of each stations and floor signage to aid social distancing.

Managing Director of Livewell Vending, Aaron Prout, said: “As a Leeds-based business, we are delighted to provide automated vending services to passengers and staff at LBA. With the latest low touch interface and contactless payments, these self-serve VendSafe stations are a great way to provide refreshments safely. We hope it’ll be a reassuring service to those travelling again.”

A spokesperson for Leeds Bradford Airport, added: “The resumption of flights is well and truly underway at Leeds Bradford Airport and we’re delighted to introduce Livewell contactless vending machines as part of our adjusted operations.

“Passengers can continue to use the airport safely, with access to refreshments, face coverings and hand gel. We see investments like this as important additions to the airport and thank Livewell for providing a timely solution.”