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December 16, 2011
Passenger numbers at Bob Hope Airport took another nose dive in October, dropping 4.7% compared to the same period last year, officials said this week. The airport handled 363,684 passengers in October, down from 381,656 in October 2010, according to the latest figures. Though the impact to parking revenues was not available this week, the drop in passengers is almost sure to be a drag on those revenues. The confluence of declining figures was cited by the credit rating agency Fitch earlier this year when it warned that the AA- rating for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority could be threatened in the future, especially as officials pursue a $90-million transit center.
NEWS
May 14, 2013
There's really no surprise that revenues are down at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport. I am an infrequent flier, and have utilized the Burbank airport for nearly 45 years. I recall the days when you could fly to most every major city out of Burbank Airport, non-stop. Now you must pay the same short-term parking rate as at Los Angeles International Airport, $31 per day. No wonder parking revenues are down. And you can no longer fly to many U.S. cities non-stop from Burbank. In fact, there are very few places you can get to non-stop.
THE818NOW
March 4, 2013
Travelers at Bob Hope Airport can expect to see a new batch of aviation artwork coming this fall, as the airfield announced on Monday the winners of its “2013 Tower Banner Student Art Contest.” For the sixth year, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority invited high school students from the three cities that over see the airfield to submit a piece of aviation-themed artwork - with the winners getting to see their piece enlarged to...
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 28, 2014
Bringing a long sought-after amenity to passengers, Bob Hope Airport now has nine electrical charging stations where cellphones, computers and iPads can be plugged in at no cost to passengers. The stations in the Terminal A gate areas were custom-designed for the airport and were built into metal strips along the backs of selected chairs, according to airfield officials. Each chair charging station has 12 USB ports and 12 plug-in electrical outlets, for a total of 192 power sources.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | November 8, 2012
The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport plummeted by 10% in September compared to last year -- catching officials off guard. Revenues generated by parking fees -- an important source of income for the airport -- also dropped sharply, according to the latest report released on Monday. The decline, which senior deputy executive director John Hatanaka said “shocked” airport staff, was by far the steepest drop among other airports in the region. Ontario Airport reported a 5.8% decrease, while Long Beach Airport saw a 6.4% drop, Hatanaka said.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | June 28, 2013
About 20 people who live or work around Bob Hope Airport were in attendance Thursday to provide input for a study aimed to produce a plan for improving transportation options in the area while also promoting development of hundreds of acres of underutilized property. This public outreach meeting, held by airport and Burbank officials, was the first of three, with another slated for this fall followed by one next summer. Afterward, a final report is expected to be drafted. Eric Banghart, a planner on the project team, said that while the airport has one Metrolink station nearby and another to be constructed soon, getting passengers to use public transit is a challenge.
NEWS
August 28, 2013
I love using Bob Hope Airport because it is so close and convenient. So why don't I use it all the time? It is the cost of the airline tickets. When I search for a ticket, I try Bob Hope Airport first. I then try LAX and compare prices. If the difference is less than $100, I may consider the convenience of Bob Hope and go with it. However, often the difference is from $100 to $200, and in these cases I use LAX. If we could get more similar prices, I bet the passenger numbers at Bob Hope Airport would increase.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | July 20, 2012
Children from Robert Gross Park Camp once again visited the Burbank Bob Hope Airport fire station to learn about careers at the airport. Southwest Airlines, Atlantic Aviation, Million Air and the TSA participated in the Thursday event, which drew 65 campers. The children learned how to guide planes into gates, got splashed with water from a fire truck, and saw how public safety officials prepare for emergencies. The children also looked inside a luxury jet, got an up-close look at a police helicopter and watched aircraft take off from the tarmac.
THE818NOW
November 30, 2012
Repair crews at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Friday restored runway lights on a runway after a power failure caused several incoming and outbound flights to be canceled. The north-south runway "edge lights" were switched back on at about 5:30 a.m., an operations manager at the airport told the L.A. Times . The cause of the Thursday night outage was not immediately known,  she said. Officials predicted Thursday night that normal flight operations would resume at daybreak whether or not the outage had been repaired.
THE818NOW
March 20, 2012
Authorities staged a full-scale emergency response at Bob Hope Airport Tuesday, an exercise required every three years by the federal government to test readiness in case of a real incident. On Tuesday, emergency crews simulated a jet fire, complete with rescued passengers, a triage and full scale firefighting response. According to the scenario, the pilot experienced temporary flash blindness caused by laser lights originating from a person on the ground. The blindness caused a hard landing and the aircraft penetrated a fence, striking multiple vehicles, some of which burst into flames as part of the staged event.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
The process of developing an environmental impact report for a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport has gone $2 million over budget for the current fiscal year, a cost that's being covered by dipping into the airport's reserve funds. At the beginning of the current fiscal year last June, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority allocated $1 million to cover costs associated with putting the report together, but additional legal fees, planning consultant fees and outreach costs, among other expenses, raised the price to $3 million, according to a midyear budget performance review document.
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THE818NOW
April 30, 2014
Flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were grounded for less than an hour Wednesday afternoon because the Federal Aviation Administration was having computer problems, according to airport officials. At about 2:35 p.m., the airfield got word that the FAA issued a ground stop because of technical issues at its radar facility in Los Angeles, said airport spokesman Victor Gill. Airplanes were still permitted to land, but three Southwest Airlines flights that were taxiing on the runway getting ready to take off had to head back to the gate, Gill said.-- Arin Mikailian,  -- Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @ArinMikailian ALSO: Woman allegedly steals beer at Ralphs, injures store employee Police arrest woman for allegedly stealing dancewear Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House    
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 14, 2014
A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested at Bob Hope Airport on Sunday after allegedly filming another man urinating in a restroom in Terminal B, police said. Stephen Russel, who was in a locked stall, allegedly used his cellphone to record a 38-year-old man in an adjacent stall, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The victim reportedly alerted security after he noticed he was being filmed, Ryburn said. Russel was arrested on suspicion of photographing or filming someone where there's an expectation of privacy, Ryburn said.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report. The airfield handled 278,420 passengers in February, compared to 282,073 in February 2013, according to a report released Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. Six consecutive months leading toward the end of last year saw continuous declines followed by a jump in December and January, likely spurred by the holidays, said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 28, 2014
Bringing a long sought-after amenity to passengers, Bob Hope Airport now has nine electrical charging stations where cellphones, computers and iPads can be plugged in at no cost to passengers. The stations in the Terminal A gate areas were custom-designed for the airport and were built into metal strips along the backs of selected chairs, according to airfield officials. Each chair charging station has 12 USB ports and 12 plug-in electrical outlets, for a total of 192 power sources.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 21, 2014
A $1-million contract to better insulate 30 single-family homes from aircraft noise from the Bob Hope Airport was unanimously approved by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. Fifteen single-family homes in Burbank, 14 in Sun Valley and one in North Hollywood will receive door and window replacements, additional attic insulation and weather stripping to shield airplane landing and takeoff noise, according to an airport staff report. The latest round of improvements will cost $1.068 million and will be installed by NSA Construction Group, Inc., which has worked on several similar projects in the past and offered the lowest bid for the latest work late last year.
NEWS
March 14, 2014
Renovating the Burbank Airport is necessary to make it more conducive for the airplane passengers' comfort and safety. I have traveled out of the Burbank Airport for many years and have found it to be a great location from where I have lived. Easy access, easy ticketing, easy boarding and less people to confront. In the renovating plans, please leave a little bit of the charm of the airport to make it feel like a small airport. The city of Burbank should take pride in their airport.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 6, 2014
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.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
The artistic talents of three high school students will gain plenty of exposure in the coming months as their winning banner designs will be enlarged and hung from the Bob Hope Airport terminal tower. Senior Daniel Lee from Crescenta Valley High, freshman Angus Crosby from Burbank High School and sophomore Chance Woods from Pasadena High School each placed first in their school districts for the airport's 2014 Tower Banner Student Art Contest, and will have 16-by-25-foot versions of their designs on display on a three-month rotation.
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