The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport continued to slide even as the holidays approached in October and November, dropping by 5.3% and 3.2%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2011.
Still, the latest statistics, released in a report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday, were better than September’s tally when the airfield reported a 10% passenger decline.
“Our No. 1 goal is [to] reverse that decline to the extent that we can, but the reversal is going to be long, slow and painful for us,” said Dan Feger, the airport’s executive director.
Bob Hope Airport handled 689,150 passengers in October and November, down from 719,907 passengers during the same period in 2011, according to the report.
From January through November 2012, roughly 3.7 million passengers traveled through the airport, a decrease from around 3.9 million during the same period in 2011.