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February 29, 2004 | MICHAEL T. JARVIS
The Burbank Airport was rechristened in December to honor Toluca Lake resident Bob Hope--comic, entertainer and master of the well-timed quip who died in July at the age of 100. What zingers might the man himself have let fly at the Bob Hope Airport dedication ceremony? Says Ward Grant, a longtime Hope publicist who helped craft the airport dedication speech given by Johnny Grant, "Hope would have done a monologue on no-frills flights." We asked a few veteran Hope joke writers for some levity.
May 12, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Airline mergers, a deep recession and surging fuel prices have lead to sharp cuts in airline service around the country. Hardest hit: medium-sized airports. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, L.A./Ontario International Airport and other mid-sized airports lost an average of 26.2% of their flights from 2007 to 2012, according to a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology's International Center for Air Transportation. The cuts are a result of airlines eliminating less-profitable routes and focusing on more popular, high-profit routes, the report said.
July 25, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Southwest Airlines flight from Burbank to Phoenix returned to Bob Hope Airport on Sunday after what turned out to be a false bomb threat that forced the closure of one of the airport's two runways for three hours, authorities said. Flight 117, carrying 120 passengers, took off at 4:40 p.m. and was en route to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport when a bomb threat was called in to a Southwest reservation center at 5:30 p.m., said Beth Harbin, a spokeswoman for the airline.
December 11, 2003 | Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writer
On the 100th anniversary Wednesday of the Wright Brothers' first flight, Burbank Airport will be renamed Bob Hope Airport for the late comedian, centenarian and frequent flier. "There was some symmetry between Bob Hope's life corresponding almost exactly to the beginning of flight," said Victor J. Gill, airport spokesman. Hope was born about seven months before Orville Wright achieved the first powered, controlled flight on Dec. 17, 1903.
August 10, 2004 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Commissioners of Burbank's Bob Hope Airport voted Monday to give $12 million back to the Federal Aviation Administration because they do not anticipate building a new terminal any time soon. Their unanimous decision came in response to demands by the federal agency for the airport to return funding it received nearly a decade ago toward the purchase of land for a new terminal.
June 14, 2008 | Dan Weikel
The City Council on Friday discussed whether to oppose a planned curfew for flights at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, a restriction that could divert aircraft to busy Van Nuys Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has proposed banning most takeoffs and landings between 10 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. to reduce aircraft noise in surrounding residential neighborhoods, including some in Los Angeles. Councilman Tony Cardenas, who drafted the resolution, contends that the curfew would force aircraft to divert to airports that also have noise problems, including Van Nuys, already the busiest general aviation facility in the world.
June 27, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal
More than 200 people were briefly evacuated from a section of Bob Hope Airport on Thursday after a “mixup” at a security checkpoint may have allowed a passenger through without being properly screened, an official said. Passengers were evacuated from the concourse, or the airline gate area of Terminal A - which includes Southwest and U.S. Airways -- at about 11:15 a.m. and were brought back around to the security line, where they were re-screened, said airport spokesman Victor Gill.
August 30, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
A single-engine aircraft attempting to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank overshot the runway and crashed west of the airport, slightly injuring the pilot and two passengers, authorities said Friday. The Cessna 172 aircraft went down in the 7500 block of Clybourn Avenue shortly before 7 p.m., according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Witnesses said the plane struck power lines, flipped over and struck a parked car. "The plane was wobbling as it came at us," said Rob Meyer of Temecula, who was doing construction work on a hangar at the time of the crash.
August 27, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Operators of a former hospital campus known as the Dream Center expect to receive a $49.7-million federal grant to add more housing to their charitable operations in Echo Park. The expansion marks a major milestone for the charity, which purchased the property formerly known as Queen of Angels Hospital for $3.9 million in 1996 and has worked since then to build a facility to help impoverished families, troubled youths and victimized women, some of whom might otherwise land in the penal system.
November 14, 2011 | Hugo Martin
Los Angeles International Airport is about to claim a title that may spell trouble for holiday airline passengers this month. LAX is expected to be the nation's busiest airport for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to ticket sales on Orbitz, one of the nation's busiest travel websites. The website determines the annual ranking by calculating ticket sales for the nation's top 50 airports for the weekend, which this year is Nov. 23-27. Officials at LAX said they have yet to tally all ticket sales for the airport for the long weekend.
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