Passenger and parking revenue figures at Bob Hope Airport continued their downward glide in February as the airfield moves forward with some uncertainty after the loss of American Airlines.
The airport handled 309,259 passengers in February, a 1.7% drop from 314,259 passengers during the same period last year, according to a report released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
The number was slightly below what was budgeted, said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director.
The fact that the passenger tally was so close to the budgeted projection was surprising because of American's departure in February, Feger said, adding that the unexpected loss of an airline wasn't factored into the budget when it was drafted.
American had accounted for about 7.5% of passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport.
So far this year, 642,789 passengers have traveled through the Bob Hope Airport since January, a nearly 2% drop from the 655,610 passengers handled during the same period in 2011.