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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal, Los Angeles Times
Bob Hope Airport is taking steps to prevent another power outage like the one last November that knocked out operations on its longest runway. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority last week voted to buy an emergency lighting system while officials complete a multimillion-dollar plan to replace the dated wiring system that caused the outage. "That outage, frankly, was not to the standard that we offer to the traveling public.... It creates havoc for those customers that couldn't fly out of here at night," said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director.
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BUSINESS
December 5, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Facing a drop in parking revenue, the managers of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank announced plans Wednesday to raise parking rates at several lots. A decline in passengers and the closure of an off-site parking lot has led to the decline in parking revenue over the last year, according to airport officials. "The decision to raise rates in certain lots comes in the face of falling parking revenue that could affect our ability to supply the level of comfort and convenience our passengers desire," said Dan Ferger, executive director of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2012 | By Thomas Suh Lauder, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2012 | By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2012 | By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2012 | By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times
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.
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