August 9, 2013
I find it amazing whenever I hear of Los Angeles-area airports struggling for a larger passenger load. After 42 years as an Angelena, I will only put myself through the agony of flying in and out of LAX when I travel internationally. At all other times I fly out of Burbank because the easy access, proximity to my home, close-by parking, efficient terminals and lack of crowds make these flights as close to an “old-time” flight experience as I can get in this electronic age. I urge other residents to take advantage of the many assets our local airports offer.
November 23, 2011
The credit rating agency Fitch this week warned that a planned $90-million transit center could significantly increase Bob Hope Airport's debt burden. In maintaining its AA- rating for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, the agency warned that "absent a material change in the [transit center's] scope or borrowing elements, an affirmation of the 'AA-' rating is unlikely," according to a report in Business Wire. Earlier this year, Bob Hope Airport officials were forced to go back to the drawing board after construction bids for the center came in between $47 million and $69 million above the projected $112-million price tag. Officials blamed high steel costs and fears among contractors that the project could not be built as planned.
October 19, 2011
Authorities are searching for a 14-year-old autistic boy who wandered out of the Bob Hope Airport earlier today. Cameron James Smith was scheduled to depart on a 10:30 a.m. flight, but the plane had to return to the gate and the passengers exited the aircraft, officials said. The boy was seen boarding an airport parking shuttle in front of the terminal and he exited the shuttle at the airport's main entrance at Hollywood Way and Thornton Avenue, according to a statement from the airport.
July 21, 2011
A nationwide price survey among the 101 most searched airports on Cheapflights.com found that in June, Bob Hope Airport had the second-lowest average airfare at $248. Long Beach came in first at $223. The airport affordability list was compiled by computing the average fare users found while using the site, according to the report. General Mitchell International in Milwaukee came in third with an average airfare of $274. John F. Kennedy International in New York, at $568, Anchorage International, at $639, and Honolulu International at $667 rounded out the top three most expensive airports.
July 26, 2011
Organizers of an all-day blood drive at Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday hope to collect 100 pints from donors in honor of the city's yearlong centennial celebration. The annual blood drive is organized each year in conjunction with some of the biggest companies in the vicinity of the airport, including the Burbank Airport Marriott, Yahoo! and media studios to benefit Providence hospitals in Burbank and other San Fernando Valley locations. Donors will be entered to win round trip airfare from JetBlue, hotel stays through Marriott and other prizes.
March 6, 2012
Income from parking fees took a nose dive at Bob Hope Airport in January, dropping about 6.2% compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released this week. Parking fees - an important revenue source - generated $1.5 million for the airport in January, down from almost $2 million during the same month last year, according to a report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. At the same time, the number of passenger using the airfield continued to slide, decreasing by 2.2%.
April 16, 2012
Bob Hope Airport launched an online questionnaire on Monday asking for input on various issues - including the possible construction of a new terminal - in order to expand on the information collected from a round of telephone surveys earlier this year. Residents in the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena area can log onto www.bobhopeairportsurvey.com and complete the questionnaire, which contains fewer questions than the telephone survey, and which have room for more open-ended answers . The site also contains results from the telephone surveys.
February 20, 2012
The 58-year-old man who was struck and killed by a car near Bob Hope Airport on Saturday was homeless, authorities said. Burbank police on Monday continued their investigation into the death of the man, who Los Angeles County coroner's officials said died of several traumatic injuries. Authorities did not release his identity pending notification of next of kin. [Feb. 21, 1:45 p.m.: This post has been amended, please see below for details.] He was struck about 3:50 p.m. on Empire Avenue, near Clybourn Avenue, where he was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighters and paramedics about 4 p.m., Burbank Police Sgt. Scott Meadows said.
July 14, 2010
Bob Hope Airport officials are scoffing at an U.S. EPA order to share in the $108-million tab to clean up contaminated groundwater by former aerospace manufacturing at the site. Airport officials have asked a federal judge to order Lockheed Corp., also listed in the order, to cover the airport's portion of the clean-up costs. The legal maneuver came after a July 6 letter in which the EPA named the Burbank airport as a "potentially responsible party" for the decades old ground contamination.