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By Hugo Martin | October 7, 2013
Ten years ago, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport formally adopted the name Bob Hope Airport. It was a great tribute to the much-loved comedian and stalwart USO volunteer. But the name has a big drawback: It does not give a clue about its geographic location in Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported .  Airport officials fear they are losing business from out-of-town travelers who book flights to Los Angeles International Airport, without realizing that Bob Hope Airport is closer to tourist attractions like Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios Hollywood.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 4, 2014
The number of passengers making their way through Bob Hope Airport in January climbed 3% from the same time a year ago, marking the second straight month of increases following a six-month string of declines , according to the latest passenger report. The airfield handled 302,389 travelers during the first month of 2014, up from 293,644 during January 2013, according to a report released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. “We finally got a halfway decent report after all these months,” said authority Commissioner Don Brown.
NEWS
July 7, 2004
Other airports should learn from Burbank's mistake I've read with interest Rex Ricks' and Douglas Blaul's exchanges over whether or not the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro should have been converted into a civil airport or developed for other uses, as is now the plan. One of the main reasons for converting El Toro into a civil airport lies in the unsuitability of John Wayne Airport for the role it now plays: Orange County's only air carrier airport serving nearly 9 million air travelers per year to destinations from New York City to Honolulu.
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July 17, 2004
I am writing in response to Douglas Blaul's incorrect statements regarding El Toro Airport ("Burbank can learn from O.C.'s history," June 16). Mr. Blaul asserts that Newport Beach's interest in El Toro Airport was to close John Wayne Airport and move airport operations to El Toro. The growing population in Southern California will require more airport capacity. This is not brain surgery -- it's called planning ahead. John Wayne can serve domestic passengers and El Toro can handle the international flights -- much like Van Nuys or Burbank airports complement LAX. El Toro is a federal property owned by the federal taxpayers.
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By Chris Wiebe | July 19, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT ? The Bob Hope Airport halted all inbound and outbound flights for two hours on Tuesday after air traffic radar problems at a regional control tower in Palmdale disrupted flight patterns at several Southern California airports. At about 6 p.m., airport officials learned of a power outage at the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale, a facility that monitors planes traveling outside the radar screens of individual airports, Operations Supervisor Tom Janowitz said.
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September 13, 2003
Reader says no to renaming airport after Bob Hope I feel that all the respect, admiration, praise and honors for Bob Hope are justified, and naming streets, parks, schools and post offices are appropriate tributes. These are facilities used by locals who will use them knowing their location. However, renaming the airport is going too far. How many people east of the Mississippi can tell you the John Wayne Airport is in Orange County? What will the three-letter airport designator be?
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August 9, 2003
Ben Godar Nine people employed by businesses that serve the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport were arrested for immigration violations during a two-week investigation by federal agents. Officials with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the arrests late Thursday. The nine employees worked in a variety of areas including retail sales, baggage handling, construction, parking and catering. Some were even working for private security firms on airport property, bureau spokesman Francisco Arcaute said.
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January 7, 2004
Jackson Bell As a Burbank native, Mark Barton wants to keep his city beautiful. So Barton, a professional graphic designer, submitted a logo Monday for the recently renamed Bob Hope Airport. The facility was formerly the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport. His proposal, using patriotic colors, is a simple design of an airplane between the words "Bob Hope" and "Airport." "It is my responsibility as a resident to respond because I want what is best for the city and the airport happens to be in Burbank," Barton said.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | April 3, 2012
Passenger and parking revenue figures at Bob Hope Airport continued their downward glide in February as the airfield moves forward with some uncertainty after the loss of American Airlines. The airport handled 309,259 passengers in February, a 1.7% drop from 314,259 passengers during the same period last year, according to a report released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. The number was slightly below what was budgeted, said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director.
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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.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 6, 2014
The number of passengers making their way through Bob Hope Airport in January climbed 3% from the same time a year ago, marking the second straight month of increases following a six-month string of declines, according to the latest passenger report. The airfield handled 302,389 travelers during the first month of 2014, up from 293,644 during January 2013, according to a report released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. "We finally got a halfway decent report after all these months," said authority Commissioner Don Brown.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 19, 2013
The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport dropped by almost 8.6% in October compared to a year earlier, continuing a downward spiral that's plagued the airfield the prior four months and most of the year. There were 314,808 passengers in October, an 8.58% decline compared to 344,348 passengers in October 2012, according to a report released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. The October slide follows passenger declines of about 3.4%, 8.2%, 7.3% and 7.2%, in June, July, August and September, respectively.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 6, 2013
Bob Hope Airport saw its summer slide continue into autumn, as the number of passengers traveling through the airport fell by more than 7% in September. The airport handled 300,860 passengers in September, an almost 7.2% decrease compared to 324,176 in September 2012, according to statistics released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. The September decline follows a summer-long drop, as the number of passengers slid 3.4%, 8.2% and 7.3% in June, July and August, respectively.
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October 24, 2013
It's like your grandmother wanting to get an R-rated glamor-shot makeover. Not only do you definitely not want to see her all tarted up in a push-up bra and marabou-trimmed satin mules, you have to run out of the room hollering over the sound of her voice whenever she so much as mentions it . Same thing, aviation-wise, when it comes to Burbank airport, since 2003 called Bob Hope Airport. Before that it was the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, the neighborhood airport for the 818 area code and parts of the 626 and 323. Like your granny, it's 80-ish years old, and also like your granny, it has sacrificed uber-modernity for the sake of comfort and shabby charm, and that's the way we've liked it. At the Burbank airport, you don't expect first-class lounges with massages and lattes; you don't look for caviar snacks or Gucci  boutiques.
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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.
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By Hugo Martin | October 7, 2013
Ten years ago, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport formally adopted the name Bob Hope Airport. It was a great tribute to the much-loved comedian and stalwart USO volunteer. But the name has a big drawback: It does not give a clue about its geographic location in Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported .  Airport officials fear they are losing business from out-of-town travelers who book flights to Los Angeles International Airport, without realizing that Bob Hope Airport is closer to tourist attractions like Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios Hollywood.
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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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