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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 6, 2013
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.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 24, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) wants residents living near Bob Hope Airport to be able to get a good night's sleep, so he has reintroduced legislation to let the airport impose a formal, legally binding curfew on all flight operations. Schiff, along with Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), reintroduced the Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act this week, which would give Bob Hope and Van Nuys airports the authority to prohibit flights after 10 p.m. and before 7 a.m. Schiff said Thursday that the legislation, which was first introduced in 2011 but failed to pass, was born out of a desire to rectify what he and Sherman saw as a mistake made by the Federal Aviation Administration in rejecting Bob Hope's application for a curfew in 2009.
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December 5, 2012
Bob Hope Airport officials approved additional parking rate increases this week to tackle steady revenue drops caused by declining passenger activity that's expected to be exacerbated by JetBlue's decision to eliminate all daytime flights at the airfield as of Jan. 6. The decision will eliminate one daily flight to JFK International Airport in New York City and another to Las Vegas. JetBlue's evening service to JFK will continue. A spokeswoman for the airline, Tamara Young, said in a statement that customer demand is “the ultimate factor in determining a route or flight schedule.” And despite cutbacks in Burbank, JetBlue's overall network continues to expand, Young said.
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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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November 8, 2012
Bob Hope Airport officials today announced plans to host a fundraiser to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims, many of whom are now dealing with the effects of a strong nor'easter. The winter storm blew in Wednesday, dumping snow and knocking power out in a region still trying to recover from Sandy. On Friday, officials at Bob Hope Airport will be stationed outside the main entrance near the Terminal A baggage claim and outside the entrances to Terminals A and B collecting cash or checks made out to the American Red Cross, according to an announcement today.
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November 1, 2013
No flights were diverted to Burbank following a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning , but airlines could still choose to do so, said Bob Hope Airport spokesman Victor Gill. "There has been discussion of possibly diverting a flight or two, but nothing is confirmed," he said. "In any case the number of flights we're talking about are very small in number so they shouldn't have any real impact on the airport's operation. " Gill said that overall, the pace of business at Bob Hope Airport was not noticeably different today, aside from heightened security measures like an expanded Airport Police presence and vehicle searches for all cars entering the airport's short-term parking structure.
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October 5, 2012
The sound-proofing program for homes around Bob Hope Airport is slowly wrapping up and airfield officials are urging property owners who haven't signed up to contact them as soon as possible. “It is winding down because we've done so much insulation,” Monica Newhouse-Rodriguez, deputy executive director of facilities and planning, said after a public workshop this week where residents learned about a study the airport is conducting to analyze the current and five-year forecast for aircraft noise.
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By Victor Gill | September 11, 2012
We got some good chuckles from the artistic, satirical jabs of Bert Ring aimed at à la carte pricing at the airport for every conceivable moment in the airport experience. In the truth-behind-humor department, most air travelers are extremely aware of so-called unbundling of air travel prices, whether it's checking your bags or purchasing in-flight meals. As the airport works to maintain its good financial position in light of the very real decline in passengers over the past four years, we've managed to retain real service and bargains for our patrons: • Frequent complimentary air-conditioned parking shuttles, each equipped with hydraulic ADA access.
NEWS
November 30, 2012
A spokesman for Bob Hope Airport said officials are investigating what caused runway lights to lose power late Wednesday night. Several incoming and outbound flights had to be canceled Thursday night when crews were unable to restore power in time. The north-south runway “edge lights” were switched back on at about 5:30 a.m. Friday. Although the north-south runway is mainly used for departures, incoming flights were also affected, officials said. Airlines that use Bob Hope Airport include Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Alaska.
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By Catharine M. Hamm | December 6, 2013
Burbank's Bob Hope Airport has begun offering PreCheck, the airport screening program that lets pre-approved travelers get through security faster. The Transportation Security Administration program is now in place at 103 airports across the U.S.; there are more than 450 commercial airports. In the Los Angeles area, LAX , Ontario , Long Beach , John Wayne/Orange County already have the program. That means travelers at those airports, if they are members of PreCheck, do not have to remove shoes, belts or jackets and can keep their liquids (still no more than 3 ounces)
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