June 4, 2005
Gosh, time flies. Has it been 75 years? As JetBlue and Southwest, among others, fly out of Bob Hope Airport each day, and as passengers come and go, it's easy to forget about Bob Hope Airport's 75-year history, which was celebrated this week. The din of commercial airliners and the hustle and bustle of a modern-day terminal that serves 5 million passengers a year belies the fact that over the last 75 years, the role has evolved with the times.
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.
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.
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.