May 25, 2005
Mark R. Madler AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Passengers on Tuesday morning's inaugural flight of JetBlue service between Burbank and New York City were treated to New York-style hot dogs and pretzels in the terminal. And airport fire vehicles sprayed water over the airplane as it approached the gate. Delia Ibarra, of Los Angeles, was the first passenger to get off the plane after it pulled up to Gate A9 at Bob Hope Airport. "We used to come to Long Beach [Airport]
March 15, 2008
Southwest cancels 2 flights at Bob Hope 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.
May 8, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- History flies into town Friday when the Wings of Freedom Tour celebrates veterans and airplane assembly line workers by bringing restored fighter planes to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. The tour travels the country to boost American patriotism. The local stop is sponsored by the B-17 Combat Crewmen and Wingmen, a group of historians and World War II veterans. "These planes were built at a time when the whole nation was aroused to right an injustice," said Bob Stane, president of the B-17 Combat Crewmen and Wingmen.
April 14, 2008
AIRPORT DISTRICT — Dozens of residents filtered in and out of the airport Sky Room Monday afternoon, as a brief video laid out the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s case for banning all late-night and early-morning flights. The four-hour workshop was the first public input session meant to gain support for the proposed curfew laid out in the Part 161 Study that would ban all flights, save for emergency, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Informational packets were also made available and airport officials were on hand to answer questions from residents.
February 5, 2005
Mark R. Madler AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport spiked by about 200,000 people last year, compared to 2003. It was the third year in a row the airport experienced an upswing in people coming through its terminal, officials said. A big reason why 2004 saw an increase in passengers flying again were low airfares, this despite the increased costs in jet fuel, said Brian Streeval, an industry analyst with the Boyd Group, an aviation-consulting and forecasting company based in Colorado.
February 10, 2007
BURBANK — As primary election ballots begin to show up in Burbank mailboxes, a trend toward negative campaigning for two open City Council seats is seeping into the mainstream. Paid advertisements and yard signs are springing up along with typical rumors and gossip over candidates, testing the boundaries between stirring propaganda and the basic right to express an opinion. Posted in front of the home of Councilman Dave Golonski is a sign reading, "Married Couples for Burbank Council," which is encircled in red and crossed out with diagonal stripe.
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.
April 5, 2008
Following a multimillion- dollar fine levied against Southwest Airlines in March, a Federal Aviation Administration official told a congressional panel Thursday that Southwest knowingly flew planes that were in need of repair, and the airline’s close relationship with the FAA endangered the lives of passengers. FAA inspector Charalambe “Bobby” Boutris, who received whistle-blower protection from Congress to expose the friendship between his supervisor, Douglas Gawadzinski, and Southwest compliance official Paul Comeau, told the panel that the relationship complicated oversight of the airline.
March 17, 2010
War veterans and U.S. history buffs filled a dirt lot bordering Bob Hope Airport this weekend to get a glimpse of a restored World War II B-17 bomber. More than 120 people signed up for a chance to take a 30-minute ride on a bomber named “Liberty Belle,” one of 14 remaining B-17s to still fly today. The rides cost about $400. “I figure it’s probably one of those once-in-a-lifetime kind of deals,” Burbank resident Don Fukumoto said Saturday, shortly before boarding the bomber with his two brothers and stepfather.