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July 4, 1985
There is no hope for Bob Hope Airport. Airport commissioners Monday refused to consider changing the name of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport to Bob Hope Airport, even though everyone agrees the current name is too long. Commissioner Leland Ayers said most people refer to it as Burbank Airport, "which best describes the location and the nature of the airport."
January 9, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
American Airlines, whose parent company filed for bankruptcy protection in November, is closing its operations at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and ending flights from Chicago to New Delhi. In addition to closing operations at those two airports, the airline said it plans to cut 150 positions. "Our objective is to make our company competitive and more efficient in an increasingly challenging industry," the airline said in a statement Monday. The flights from Bob Hope Airport will endĀ Feb.
May 31, 2009 | Rong-Gong Lin II
More than 120 firefighters fought a blaze Saturday afternoon in a shoe warehouse just southwest of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. at 6818 Vineland Ave., and firefighters battled the blaze for nearly an hour. One firefighter and one civilian were assessed for non-life-threatening injuries, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. -- Rong-Gong Lin II
March 4, 2006
Seattle-based Boeing Aircraft and Transport Co. bought 243 acres on Hollywood Way -- the future site of Burbank airport. The $1-million purchase came after a U.S. Commerce Department survey recommended Burbank as an ideal site for a Los Angeles-area airport. Boeing built hangars, airplane factories, administrative buildings and a flight school, and through Boeing's parent company, United Aircraft and Transportation Corp., other subsidiaries constructed plants there.
October 6, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
It might have seemed that some airlines had gone completely nuts over the last couple of weeks. Southwest Airlines recently ran television ads that touted $69 fares, followed by promotions from Virgin America for fares starting at $59. Not to be outdone, Alaska Airlines peddled $49 fares - a deep discount compared with the average one-way domestic fare of about $190. These too-good-to-be-true deals usually come with a slew of restrictions, making them almost useless for most travelers.
August 26, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Construction has begun on along-planned addition to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank intended to link airline passengers with other means of transportation. The $72.7-million facility is being built on a former parking lot on Empire Avenue across from the Bob Hope Airport Train Station served by Amtrak and Metrolink. The 520,000-square-foot Regional Intermodal Transportation Center at the airport will include a three-level parking structure for rental cars, a rental car customer service building and a bus station.
February 12, 2008 | David Zahniser
Officials at Los Angeles World Airports have persuaded the budget air carrier JetBlue to begin flying out of Los Angeles International Airport, sources familiar with the company's plans said Monday. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to appear today with JetBlue executives to announce plans for 16 additional daily flights at four airports across Southern California. A JetBlue spokesman refused to discuss the plans. But city officials said starting May 21, LAX would see three flights per day to JFK International Airport in New York City and one per day to Logan International Airport in Boston.
February 14, 1988
In reply to Daryl Flood of Orange (Jan. 31) regarding the John Wayne Airport and the suggestion for a Bob Hope Airport: Everyone knows what Bob Hope has done for the Armed Forces of the United States. Can Daryl Flood tell me one thing that John Wayne did for the Armed Forces, Orange County or any public service? Yes, he made a lot of money in the movies by always being the hero and made himself an idol to the public who thought of him in real life the way he was pictured on the screen.
November 12, 2003
The proposal to rename the Burbank Airport the "Bob Hope Airport" is off the mark (Nov. 4). I would recommend that the Burbank Airport be named in honor of Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle. He was the winner of every medal this country had to offer, including the Medal of Honor. Doolittle's local connections include graduation from Manual Arts High School and the former Los Angeles Junior College. Check with Dolores Hope and I think you'll find she would agree that Doolittle is more deserving of this honor than her beloved Bob. Bob Hope was the ultimate comedian of the 20th century, but Doolittle was the ultimate pilot and a true American hero.
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