Passenger traffic and parking revenues at Burbank Bob Hope Airport in June each tumbled by more than 7% compared to the same period last year, according to figures released this week, even as other regional airfields experienced growth.
In June 2012, 342,944 passengers traveled through Bob Hope, a nearly 7.8% slide from 371,931 passengers in June 2011, according to a report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.
“June was disappointing for us, unfortunately,” said Dan Feger, the airport’s executive director.
In the past few months, airport officials had said the passenger numbers, while down, were showing a glimmer of recovery, but Feger said they’re not sure if the trend is continuing.
“We just haven’t seen what we had hoped we were going to see,” he said.
Parking revenues also decreased from $1.56 million in June 2011 to $1.45 million in June 2012, a 7.2% decline.
Feger said that if American Airlines — which pulled out of Burbank in February — had been factored into the numbers, the declines might have actually been slight increases, or the figures might at least have remained flat.