May 3, 2003
The number of federal baggage screeners at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport will be reduced by 4%, federal officials announced this week. The layoffs are part of a plan by the Transportation Security Administration to cut a total of 6,000 screeners nationwide by Sept. 1. Eight local screeners will be laid off, reducing the number at the airport from 194 to 186, according to TSA documents. Airport officials said they were not concerned about the cuts impacting security.
August 8, 2009
Either by luck or savvy business sense, Bob Hope Airport hit a wave of good news this week. First, American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee ? captured by North Koreans near the border with China ? were released during a visit to Pyongyang by former President Clinton, and where should they choose to fly back to with all the world watching? Burbank. Granted, it was a private charter organized to return to a private hangar, and Bob Hope Airport officials even conceded they had little to nothing to do with planning the event, but for 24 hours on the global media circuit, Burbank was inserted into just about every news lead.
July 18, 2012
Burbank Bob Hope Airport took the top spot for 2012 in an annual survey of the most affordable airfields in the U.S. Among the 101 most-searched airports on the website Cheapflights.com, which compiled the list , Bob Hope ranked No. 1 for affordability with an average ticket price of $221, improving from the No. 2 slot in 2011. Long Beach Airport, which had claimed the top spot last year, was ranked at No. 2 with an average fare of $250, followed by Fresno, and Harrisburg International and Lehigh, both in Pennsylvania.
April 3, 2004
That quiet chuckling you hear coming from Hollywood Way is courtesy of Bob Hope Airport officials. It's a tired, resigned, rueful sort of laughter, to be sure. Following the release of a Federal Aviation Administration report that says the airport -- along with several other airports across the United States, including Long Beach Airport and Orange County's John Wayne Airport -- must expand by 2013 to meet passenger demand, airport officials must be shaking their heads in time to their laughter.
March 5, 2013
The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport took a nosedive in January, with a 12% drop compared to last year, leaving some airport staffers feeling like they're a bit under siege. Airport Executive Director Dan Feger paused before starting his report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday to display a Bob Hope Airport version of the famous “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, which was used by the British government to try and raise morale in advance of German bombardment of major English cities during the World War II. “The news is not very good, it's not a good-news report,” Feger said.
September 4, 2002
Laura Sturza While travel security is the top priority for Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Federal Security Director Madelyn I. Sawyer, she is also committed to keeping flying enjoyable for passengers. Experienced as a flight attendant, military air traffic controller and Federal Aviation Administration air marshal, Sawyer, 48, has spent more than 20 years dedicated to airline security, she said. The new Transportation Security Administration director assumed her post Aug. 19. Sawyer specifically applied for appointment in Burbank.
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.
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.