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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 30, 2013
Bob Hope Airport is welcoming a new commuter airline this month whose routes will connect the Imperial Valley to Los Angeles and beyond. On Wednesday, Portland, Ore.-based SeaPort Airlines launched its new slate of 12 non-stop, round-trip flights per week into Terminal A using nine-seat Cessna Caravan propeller planes. During May SeaPort is offering an introductory fare of $39 each way. SeaPort spokeswoman Claire James said that when SeaPort initiated plans to offer flights to San Diego out of Imperial County Airport, it became apparent there was local demand for flights to the Los Angeles area, too. The largest city in Imperial County is El Centro, with roughly 42,000 residents in the southeastern corner of the state, near the Mexican border.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | June 18, 2013
Bob Hope Airport has added another commuter airline to its roster, and this one is bringing a new business model - a monthly fee of more than $1,600 for passengers. Surf Air began offering eight daily flights to San Carlos Airport in San Mateo on six-passenger, turbo-prop planes last Wednesday in order to address the demand from business professionals who need to fly from the Los Angeles area to the Silicon Valley area on a regular basis. The Santa Monica-based airline is a new business venture and operates on private memberships, in which customers pay a $1,650 monthly fee, plus a one-time $500 membership charge, in exchange for unlimited flights, said company spokeswoman Katie Gerber.
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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.
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August 16, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Four months of internal strife has not only taken its toll on United Airlines. Burbank Airport travelers have shared in some of the misery. Between two and four of the company's 15 flights per day were canceled during the past week, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. United also saw day-to-day delays of more than 40 minutes on many flights, Gill said. "It is having an impact, but not any kind of paralyzing impact," Gill said.
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April 20, 2002
Laura Sturza WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Vice Mayor Stacey Murphy met with Federal Aviation Association Authorities to urge them to develop Palmdale Airport, which could relieve projected passenger increases at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. "My real goal is to keep Burbank a regional airport, and let other airports handle the transcontinental and other long haul flights," Murphy said. By developing Palmdale, the FAA could give its necessary approval of Burbank's request for a cap on flights and a curfew, Murphy said.
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June 26, 2002
Laura Sturza The air above Burbank has been busier lately -- this month alone has seen 31 more flight departures per week than in May from the Burbank- Glendale-Pasadena Airport. But the variation is in line with figures from past months, which range from 69 to 77 daily departures -- showing that the airline industry is continuing its slow recovery from the terrorist attacks Sept. 11. In June, about 77 flights have left the airport each day. The new flights were added to the 510 weekly flights in May, spreading the noise impact area from 265 acres to a projected 290 acres, Airport Authority spokesman Victor Gill said.
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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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March 12, 2008
Two of Bob Hope Airport’s 17 scheduled Southwest Airlines flights to Oakland were canceled Wednesday, after a review of the airline’s maintenance records prompted 38 of its Boeing 737s nationwide to stay on the ground, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. Southwest grounded the crafts to determine whether required testing had been done, Southwest said. The move comes a week after the airline was fined $10.2 million by the Federal Aviation Administration for continuing to fly planes after the carrier had reportedly discovered it had failed to perform required inspections.
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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 endĀ Feb.
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By: Mark R. Madler | October 5, 2005
Bob Hope Airport officials are hoping for a November completion date for a third security check lane at one of the airport's terminals. The third lane would offer a swifter security process during peak periods of travel. "We are aware there can be long lines during the early morning hours with the first wave of flights out," airport spokesman Victor Gill said. The Burbank-GlendalePasadena Airport Authority on Sept. 26 authorized that up to $250,000 be spent to prepare the space to be used by the Transportation Security Agency.
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