The number of passengers making their way through Bob Hope Airport in January climbed 3% from the same time a year ago, marking the second straight month of increases following a six-month string of declines, according to the latest passenger report.
The airfield handled 302,389 travelers during the first month of 2014, up from 293,644 during January 2013, according to a report released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
“We finally got a halfway decent report after all these months,” said authority Commissioner Don Brown. “Let’s hope it continues.”
Airport Executive Director Dan Feger said the improvement from last year may be partially influenced by ongoing cost-cutting efforts by airlines in 2013, which included reducing the number of flights going in and out of Burbank.