Parking revenues plummeted 8.7% at Burbank Bob Hope Airport in May as fewer people used the airfield’s short-term parking structure, officials said.
Parking fees, which make up about 40% of the airport’s operating revenues, came in at roughly $1.5 million in May, compared to about $1.7 million in May 2011, according to a report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.
Dan Feger, the airport’s executive director, said officials closely monitor how passengers use the parking facilities.
“One thing that we saw in May that was a little bit disturbing — and to this point still unexplained — was a significant drop in the utilization of the parking structure,” he said.
Airport officials suspect that more people are dropping off passengers in front of the terminal and driving away.
“We have seen quite a bit of additional activity in front of the terminal in the last couple of months,” Feger said.