Bob Hope Airport saw its summer slide continue into autumn, as the number of passengers traveling through the airport fell by more than 7% in September.
The airport handled 300,860 passengers in September, an almost 7.2% decrease compared to 324,176 in September 2012, according to statistics released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.
The September decline follows a summer-long drop, as the number of passengers slid 3.4%, 8.2% and 7.3% in June, July and August, respectively.
Airport Executive Director Dan Feger said that although the overall summer trend followed what airfield officials expected, each month was below what was projected in the airport's annual budget.
Feger said one piece of hopeful news was that the airport's largest carrier, Southwest, saw only a 1.4% decline despite a seasonal reduction in the number of flights out of the airport.