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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.
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
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.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | 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.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | 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.
NEWS
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%.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | 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.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
The artistic talents of three high school students will gain plenty of exposure in the coming months as their winning banner designs will be enlarged and hung from the Bob Hope Airport terminal tower. Senior Daniel Lee from Crescenta Valley High, freshman Angus Crosby from Burbank High School and sophomore Chance Woods from Pasadena High School each placed first in their school districts for the airport's 2014 Tower Banner Student Art Contest, and will have 16-by-25-foot versions of their designs on display on a three-month rotation.
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NEWS
February 8, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Weather in the Glendale area is expected to hit a high of 66 degrees and a low of 51. We're rounding up the top headlines in the region: Los Angeles County transportation officials presented several alternatives this week for a new overpass and other road work in the San Fernando Corridor that would pave the way for the closure of one of the most dangerous street-level crossings...
NEWS
February 5, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Weather in the Glendale area is expected to hit a high of 63 degrees and a low of 44. We're rounding up the top headlines in the region: Five lanes were shut down on the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway yesterday afternoon after a multi-car collision near Mountain Street, officials said. Five people were taken to local hospitals for minor injuries. Brian Hoke, 33, was arrested Sunday after he allegedly broke into the Scholl Canyon Landfill and tried to steal a Glendale Water & Power truck , which he planned to use to return home to Long Beach, police said.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | January 22, 2014
Funding has been secured for a $15-million pedestrian bridge that will cross over Empire Avenue and end inside a new transportation center, making access to Bob Hope Airport easier from a Metrolink station south of the airfield. It's separate from a $112-million project at the airport that includes the new transportation center , which is expected to be completed in June or July, a new parking structure, which was recently completed, as well as an elevated walkway from the transportation center to the terminal.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
Several Southwest Airlines flights out of Bob Hope airport -- including some local flights -- are delayed due to the heavy snow storms in the Northeast. [UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: "A number of flights in the Southwest system are delayed mostly because the area they are going to or coming from are markets outside the West Coast," said airport spokesman Victor Gill. ] The only nonstop flight to the area, a 9:39 p.m. flight to New York's John F. Kennedy airport operated by Jet Blue, has been canceled, according to Jenny Dervin, spokesperson for the airline.  Gill advised visiting the Bob Hope Airport homepage to look up information on specific flights , as well as using Southwest's mobile app.  "The traveler has to remember the primary source of information is the airline," he said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
As has frequently happened, another letter appeared in this paper decrying the shortcomings of Bob Hope Airport (“ Why LAX is successful ,” June 5) re: the lack of non-stop flights, as well as the ticket prices offered and the cost of parking. All nothing new, but has anyone thought about some of the practicalities involved? Consider the reason for not offering many non-stop flights. It depends on the size of the aircraft. Larger aircraft have greater fuel capacities, which means longer distances can be flown.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
The recent letter to the editor regarding the Bob Hope Airport and why it is in trouble is spot on. Everything the writer lists is valid, including the steep daily parking fees, no direct flights and more. I too, long ago, used to use the airport on business and personal trips. But no more, as I got really discouraged when I had a nine- or 10-hour flight with stops in two cities to get to my destination. On top of that, the price difference between Burbank and LAX generally was much higher from Burbank, not to mention the fact that several airlines no longer use the facility.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | April 26, 2012
Credit agency Fitch this week downgraded its rating on Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority bonds, but noted the airport is in healthy financial shape overall. The agency dropped its rating to A+ from AA- on $53.5 million worth of outstanding 2005 bonds and assigned that same rating to $82.7 million of new bonds the airport plans to float to build a transit center. In a release Tuesday Fitch gave the airport a “stable” outlook, up from “rating watch negative.” Fitch listed several reasons for the rating downgrade, including “the volatile nature of operating revenues, which are influenced by recently weakened traffic performance.” Bob Hope Airport has been battling declining passenger numbers and revenues the past four years and suffered another blow when American Airlines pulled out of Burbank in February.
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