Bob Hope Airport in December continued to see fewer passengers compared to a year ago, officials reported this week, part of a prolonged trend that has also affected the airfield’s revenues.
According to the latest round of figures reported to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday, passenger traffic at Bob Hope dropped about 2.4% in December compared to the same period in 2010, although that was at a slower pace than the 3.25% in November, officials reported.
The airport handled 359,272 passengers in December, down from 368,326 passengers the year prior, and was below budget projections, said airport spokesman Victor Gill.
For the year, about 4.3 million passengers traveled through the airfield from January through December 2011, down about 3.6% for 2010, when there were more than 4.4 million.
American Airlines, which will end service at Bob Hope Airport on Thursday, saw its numbers drop from 26,516 in December 2010 to 21,916 in December 2011, when the carrier dropped one daily round-trip flight to Dallas-Fort Worth.