In a recent online questionnaire about Burbank Bob Hope Airport, 80% of 915 respondents supported replacing the existing 82-year-old terminal, which doesn't meet federal aviation safety guidelines.
The online survey made it clear that the new terminal would have no more gates than the existing one, and noted that the aging facility is too close to the runways and does not meet current seismic safety requirements.
About a third of the respondents — 336 — came from Burbank, with 232 from Glendale, 131 from Pasadena, 37 from Los Angeles and 149 from residents in other cities.
Among Burbank respondents, 79% were in favor of a new terminal, according to a report presented to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.
Some responses to the open-ended questions in the survey included: “A new terminal is long overdue” and “Build it tomorrow.”
About 29% of all respondents — 32% in Burbank — did not support a new terminal. Some of their responses included, “I'd say don't fix what ain't broke” and “[Seismic] upgrading the building seems a better plan than building a new terminal.”