November 29, 2011
The parent company for American Airlines, the nation's third largest carrier, filed for bankruptcy, citing high labor costs and a volatile economy. American Airlines, the largest carrier at Los Angeles International Airport, and a carrier at Bob Hope Airport, sought to assure passengers that the filing would not affect their travel plans, saying all tickets, reservations and reward points would be honored. "American Airlines remains open for business," said Craig Kreeger, the airline's vice president for customer experience.
January 9, 2012
American Airlines , which filed for bankruptcy protection in November, is closing its operations at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and ending flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to New Delhi . In addition to closing operations at those two airports, the airline said it plans to cut 150 positions. "Our objective is to make our company competitive and more efficient in an increasingly challenging industry," the airline said in a statement Monday. The flights from Bob Hope Airport will end Feb.
January 31, 2001
Karen S. Kim AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The Assn. of Professional Flight Attendants sent strike ballots to its membership of 23,000 American Airlines employees Jan. 22, asking members to vote whether to strike. The ballots will be counted Feb. 21. The union has been in negotiations with American Airlines for a new contract since March and began mediation, working through the National Mediation Board, in the fall. American Airlines flight attendants conducted an informational picket Jan. 19 at more than 50 airports, including the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport.
November 14, 2001
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Following Monday's crash of American Airlines flight 587, flights came and went from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport as usual, but passengers could not help but take note of the day's events. Dorothee Mull, 70, who was preparing to board Southwest Airlines Flight 1298 to Sacramento, said she appreciated the heightened security. "I'm not afraid," Mull said. "When my time is up, it's up." Her daughter, Marison Mull, 41, who was dropping off her mother at the airport, has postponed her planned travels to London.
October 31, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A local church will hold a bake sale to raise money in the name of a Burbank physician who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist-led airplane crash into the Pentagon. Westminster Presbyterian Church will hold a bake sale Sunday to begin raising money for the Salud Foundation, a fund set up in the name of Yeneneh Betru, the 35-year-old Burbank man who died on American Airlines Flight 77. Betru's dream was to transport dialysis machines to his native Ethiopia, to help the sick there.
September 19, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Continuing in the patriotic fervor that has gripped a mourning nation, a tribute was held on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday for the victims of the terrorist actions on the East Coast. Dozens arrived at the steps at 275 E. Olive St. to join in an hour of prayer, reflection, speeches and patriotic songs. "I think it's just something the city feels," said Cinda Cates, spokeswoman for the city. "We want to recognize the oneness of the nation.
October 29, 2012
Jet Blue canceled two New York-bound flights from Bob Hope Airport on Monday as Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Eastern Seaboard. Flight 350 and 358 to John F. Kennedy International Airport were canceled, as were flights 355 and 359 coming out of New York, Victor Gill, a spokesman for Bob Hope Airport, said in an email. Jet Blue also canceled Flight 350 to JFK on Tuesday. Scores more flights - about 130 - had been canceled at Los Angeles International Airport as of Monday, The Times reported . Officials warned that additional flights could be affected by the super storm, which was expected to force more than 60 of those cancellations Monday.
August 20, 2013
Soon after Douglas Villalta found out he'd snagged an apartment in Burbank's new affordable housing project , he bought a set of woven straw place mats. His family of four, with its newest addition just 8 months old, would finally have the space to sit down every night for a proper family dinner. For years, Villalta took his plate to the living room at dinner time, while his wife, Evelyn, ate in their tiny kitchen, and his daughter, Genesis, now 12, ate while watching cartoons in the one bedroom they all shared.
July 10, 2002
Ryan Carter The roots of memories about Yeneneh Betru were planted before Sept. 11, and now his family and friends hope they will keep growing in a plot outside a local hospital where he once worked. A crepe myrtle tree was planted Monday in memory of Betru, 35, a Burbank physician and resident who died aboard American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon. Family, friends and co-workers gathered outside Providence St. Joseph Medical Center to watch as Aron and Sirak Betru, Yeneneh's younger brothers, planted the tree in front of the hospital, near the corner of Alameda Avenue and Buena Vista Street.
February 23, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The airline industry is steadily turning toward recovery following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to figures released this week by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. Burbank airline passengers numbered 341,514 in January, a 5.7% decrease from January 2001, a report released at the Airport Authority meeting showed. It was the smallest monthly decrease since Sept. 11, Airport Authority spokesman Victor Gill said.