August 26, 2012 |
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.
July 11, 2012 |
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank has reopened its gates to Hollywood for the first time in more than a decade, after prohibiting film shoots there since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The tragedy put the nation's entire air transportation system on high alert. In the weeks and months after the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, security requirements put a heavy demand on the regional airport's staff. With safety the top priority, one of the restrictions that Burbank put into place at the time was a ban on all film production activity.
April 9, 2012 |
Some days, the terminals at L.A./Ontario International Airport can be as quiet as a ghost town. The number of passengers using the airport - about 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles - dropped to about 4.4 million in 2011 from 6.8 million passengers in 2007, according to federal statistics. In January, passenger traffic again dropped 7.4%, compared with the same month in 2011. Passenger numbers also dropped, although less dramatically, at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. In contrast, Long Beach Airport, about 20 miles south of L.A., continued to boom, serving more than 3 million passengers last year, a 7% increase over 2007, with growth continuing in 2012.
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March 25, 2012 |
Apparently there is a limit to how much people are willing to pay to pamper their cars and save a few minutes, even in car-crazy L.A. An effort at Bob Hope Airport to provide super luxury valet parking for $14,600 a year has been a flop and will be discontinued. Despite the upsides - reserved, extra-wide, covered spaces and shortened wait times - the deluxe valet service has not drawn a single customer. "We've had no takers since the product was introduced," said Clint Joy, a vice president for Standard Parking, which took over operations at Bob Hope last month.
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March 18, 2012 |
By a roughly 2-to-1 margin, area residents said they favor construction of a replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport, according to a recent poll. Among those surveyed in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena and portions of Los Angeles near the airfield, 67% favored a replacement terminal that would be farther from the runway — a move long pushed by the Federal Aviation Administration. The poll was conducted by Goodwin Simon Strategic Research. The support is good news for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, which for years has been mulling over ways to build public and political support for a new terminal, which the FAA has repeatedly said is too close to the runway.
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March 12, 2012 |
The loss of a major airline, declining parking revenue and fewer passengers are being blamed for one of Bob Hope Airport's toughest budget years, officials said. "These are difficult times for us," Dan Feger, the airport's executive director, said last week at a meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. It's "perhaps the most difficult budget year we've seen. " The Burbank airport was hit hard last month by the departure of American Airlines. Operating revenues are only about 1% above budget projections, so it's important to ensure that income doesn't take another big hit, said Kathy David, the airport's deputy director of finance and administration.
January 9, 2012 |
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 end Feb.
November 14, 2011 |
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.