Passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank dropped again in June, dragging down the year-to-date figures and continuing the downward trend that airport officials say they have planned for.
June's passenger traffic was down 2.4%, compared with figures for the same period last year; the year-to-date figure is down more than 3%, airport records show.
Last year, the number of passengers fell to 4.6 million, the lowest in eight years, and down 13% from 5.3 million in 2008. Passenger volume peaked at more than 5.9 million in 2007.
Since that period, the airport has expected lower numbers, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
Despite the drop, the number of passengers has remained higher than the number predicted in the budget, with almost 25,000 more customers than expected in June.