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...
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.
June 10, 2013
Residents near Bob Hope have long had a complicated relationship with the airport. Bert Ring gives his take on a fictional couple just moving into the neighborhood. -- Dan Evans, Times Community News Follow Dan Evans on Twitter: @EditorDanEvans .
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.
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.
March 5, 2013
Halfway through its fiscal year, Bob Hope Airport's operating revenues are running more than $150,000 in the red due to declining numbers of passengers and weak parking revenues, according to a recent financial report. Parking fees, which make up about 40% of the airport's revenues, were budgeted to bring in $9.5 million but only produced $8.9 million, according to the report released to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. Passenger levels for the first half of the fiscal year - July to December 2012 - declined almost 6.8% compared to the same period in the last fiscal year.
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.
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.
October 5, 2012
BURBANK - With its unforgiving barrancas and challenging layout, there were girls' golfers who didn't particularly enjoy playing at De Bell Golf Club Thursday, the site of the 12th annual Magnolia Park Optimist Club Girls' High School Invitational. Included in that group were Crescenta Valley High's Jocelyn Chia and Burbank's Irene Maemura, although it is her team's home course. However, there were also players who enjoyed the challenges that De Bell presented, including Burroughs' Stephanie Adachi and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame's Katelyn Reynolds.
June 12, 2012
A Southwest Airlines flight on its way to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank returned to Oakland on Tuesday morning as a precaution after a strong odor was reported in the passenger cabin. Brad Hawkins, an airline spokesman, told The Times that Flight 508 with 137 passengers and five crew members aboard circled back to Oakland International Airport shortly after taking off about 7 a.m. Hawkins said the aircraft landed safely and the passengers were transferred to another flight.