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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.
THE818NOW
July 6, 2013
This story has been updated. Please see details below.  Two people are dead and 10 Korean-speaking passengers are hospitalized in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital after an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 from Seoul, South Korea crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport, according to the Los Angeles Times . There are 60 people unaccounted for, as of 4:46 p.m. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank had two flights...
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    
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | April 5, 2011
Only a handful of Southwest Airlines flights out of Bob Hope Airport have been cancelled since one of the airline’s planes ripped open mid-flight in route from Phoenix to Sacramento. The airline voluntarily removed 79 of the 171 Boeing 737-300 aircraft in its fleet from service on Saturday to complete full inspections. The inspections resulted in eight cancelled flights from the Burbank airport. Boeing’s 737-700 model, a different version of the plane, is in primary use there.
NEWS
September 15, 2004
Airplanes at Bob Hope Airport were grounded Tuesday evening because of a reported power outage or communication breakdown at the Federal Aviation Admini- stration's Los Angeles Center air-traffic control facility in Palmdale, airport officials said. Airplanes arriving when the stoppage was enacted shortly after 5 p.m. were allowed to land, but departing flights were put on hold, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. The grounding was still in effect as of late Tuesday.
NEWS
May 25, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The Airport Authority sent a letter to United Airlines, asking the carrier to change its plans for 6:16 a.m. daily flights to Denver starting June 7. Similar letters are sent to airlines when seasonal schedule changes can affect the voluntary agreement with the carriers not to schedule flights from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., Airport Authority spokesman Victor Gill said. The letter to United was sent Monday. Seasonal changes are usually related to added flights during summer and weather pattern shifts, Gill said.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2008
AIRPORT DISTRICT — Proposed cutbacks for Southwest Airlines — Bob Hope Airport’s largest carrier — are due to take effect May 10, but the impact on the airport could be offset by its burgeoning revenue, airport officials said. Southwest Airlines, which accounts for up to 65% of departing and arriving flights, will cut four flights a day from its Burbank schedule, citing the country’s economic woes, Southwest spokeswoman Ashley Rodgers said. One daily round-trip flight from Phoenix, another from Sacramento and two from Oakland will be canceled, she said.
NEWS
July 23, 2003
Ben Godar The City Council plans to send letters to two airline carriers asking them to stop offering Sunday morning flights during Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport's voluntary curfew, which ends at 7 a.m. United Airlines currently offers a 6:40 a.m. flight to San Francisco, and American Airlines offers a 6:49 a.m. flight to Dallas. City staff has drafted letters that were expected to be sent pending approval by the council Tuesday night, City Atty.
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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 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.
NEWS
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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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 29, 2013
A hot-air balloon that floated above the grassy field at David Starr Jordan Middle School on Monday carried some special passengers - two teachers and three administrators - much to the amazement of the students dozens of feet below. Because the balloon, named “Lofty Idea,” needed to share the skies with traffic from Bob Hope Airport, it didn't get too far above the field, where ropes tethered it to a trio of pickup trucks. The balloon's appearance followed two balloon-themed science projects that math and science teachers Sarah Reed and Catherine Eskandar conducted earlier this year.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 8, 2013
Bob Hope Airport continued its summer slump as the number of passengers traveling through the airport slid by more than 7% in August. The airport handled 336,361 passengers in August, an almost 7.3% decrease compared to 362,763 in August 2012, according to statistics released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. The drop continues a summer-long decline in passenger numbers, with a decline of roughly 3.5% in June and 8.2% in July. That was preceded by slight increases in May and March.
NEWS
September 10, 2013
In the multitude of articles dealing with Burbank's troubled Bob Hope Airport , many reasons are put forth for its loss of business, such as changing trends in travel and the economy in general, but as a 20-year resident of Burbank it seems to me that a key reason travel is down at the airport is the fact that one can often no longer use the airport. Not too many years back I was able to depart from Burbank for almost all my travel requirements. The airport was extraordinarily convenient, manageable, affordable, and it allowed me, my family members, and out-of-town guests to avoid the hellish ordeal that LAX had come to symbolize.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 5, 2013
Bob Hope Airport officials announced this week that Southwest Airlines will be making major cuts to its fall schedule, but the airfield and the company have different explanations for the change. Starting on Sept. 29, Southwest will eliminate 42 round-trip flights a week out of the airport . The change most likely is due to the airline selling aircraft acquired in its purchase of AirTran to Delta, said Mark Hardyment, the airport's director of noise and environment programs, during a meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | 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.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 3, 2013
A flight from Burbank to New York City had to be diverted to Denver last week because a passenger who reportedly was drunk became disruptive in mid-flight. Gregory Meyer, 47, of Studio City was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday after he caused a disturbance on a JetBlue flight headed from Bob Hope Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to court documents. Meyer told investigators he brought a brown paper bag containing six small bottles of vodka onto the plane and admitted he had consumed alcohol before and during the flight.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 23, 2013
The woman who clashed with security officers at Bob Hope Airport while trying to board a plane with applesauce and other snacks in April 2009 is struggling to keep a civil rights claim against the Transportation Security Administration from being tossed out of federal court. Lacking formal legal training but acting as her own attorney, Nadine Hays hit another legal roadblock this month when a U.S. District Court magistrate rejected her attempts to file an amended complaint - her fourth in two years - alleging a conspiracy to tamper with video of the scuffle and conceal the identities of the TSA agents involved.
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