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By Mark Kellam, | June 24, 2012
The first labor contract covering maintenance workers at Bob Hope Airport went into effect on Friday, giving hefty wage increases to the employees over the next three years. Workers will see a $14% pay increase in the first year of the contract, 8% in the second year and 3% in the final year, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. The sharp wage increases reflect just how low the local maintenance wages were compared to other airports in the state, said Gavin Koon, a representative of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501. “They were significantly underpaid,” he said.
By Mark Kellam, | April 3, 2012
Passenger and parking revenue figures at Bob Hope Airport continued their downward glide in February as the airfield moves forward with some uncertainty after the loss of American Airlines. The airport handled 309,259 passengers in February, a 1.7% drop from 314,259 passengers during the same period last year, according to a report released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. The number was slightly below what was budgeted, said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director.
By Daniel Siegal, | February 5, 2013
For the first time in at least five years, the number of passengers using Bob Hope Airport declined during the important November-December holiday travel season, according to data released this week. Looking at a year-to-year comparison, the passenger tally in December dropped by almost 8% compared to the year before, adding to a steady decline that plagued the airfield throughout last year. The airport handled 330,966 passengers in December, down from 359,272 during the same time in 2011, according to a report released to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.
March 5, 2013
Halfway through its fiscal year, Bob Hope Airport's operating revenues are running more than $150,000 in the red due to declining numbers of passengers and weak parking revenues, according to a recent financial report. Parking fees, which make up about 40% of the airport's revenues, were budgeted to bring in $9.5 million but only produced $8.9 million, according to the report released to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. Passenger levels for the first half of the fiscal year - July to December 2012 - declined almost 6.8% compared to the same period in the last fiscal year.
By Daniel Siegal, | September 3, 2013
Bob Hope Airport officials are dealing with a double dose of bad news this week as the number of passengers using the airport slid by more than 8% in July and the airport's largest carrier announced that it will cut more than 40 flights a week at the Burbank airfield. The airport handled 318,859 passengers in July, an 8.24% decrease compared to 347,501 in July 2012, according to statistics released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Tuesday. The drop continues a summertime slump, with a decline of roughly 3.5% in June.
By Daniel Siegal, | October 23, 2013
Bob Hope Airport is officially in the commemorative brick business. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday received a look at www.skiesoffreedom. com, the website launched by the airport to handle orders of the mementos to be included in the airport's transportation center currently under construction. The airport officials hope that former Lockheed employees and other participants in the aviation developments that occurred in Burbank - such as the creation of the P-38 fighter and SR-71 spy plane - will pay to have bricks inscribed with their names, significant dates and, for the larger bricks, illustrations of planes built by Lockheed.
By Daniel Siegal, | November 20, 2013
Burbank Bob Hope Airport is dipping into its final set of contingency funds to complete its new transportation center, but officials say the project should finish next year within its budget . The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday authorized airport staff to use the third and final set of contingency funds totaling $1.97 million to accommodate unexpected costs for the transit center, which is slated to be completed in fall...
By Daniel Siegal, | April 3, 2013
This post has been corrected. See details below. The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport fell by double digits for the second straight month in February, dropping 11.6%. The airport handled 282,073 passengers in February, down from 309,259 in February 2012, according to statistics released Monday during a meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. The latest decline follows a 12% nosedive in January. That drop, which surprised airport staff, came after a year that saw a steady slide in passengers.
By Daniel Siegal, | April 19, 2013
It's been a rough two years for Bob Hope Airport, where a precipitous drop in the number of passengers using the regional airfield has meant a worrying drop in revenues. Fewer passengers mean fewer receipts at parking lots, concessions and other revenue-generating enterprises that fund operations and pay for badly needed infrastructure upgrades. Assuming what's good for the airport is good for the airlines, the solution seems simple. "If the airlines reduced their rates at Burbank and made it more competitive, there would be more passengers and we'd be in better shape; there's no mystery to this," said Terry Tornek, a member of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
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