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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.
NEWS
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.
TRAVEL
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 8, 2013
For the first time in more than three years, the number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport increased in March - even if it was by only a slight uptick. A total of 333,647 passengers passed through the airport in March, a 0.27% increase from 332,740 from the same time last year, according to statistics released Monday to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. The slight improvement comes as a sharp contrast to the first two months of the year, when airfield officials reported double-digit declines in passengers.
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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.
NEWS
By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | February 4, 2014
Bob Hope Airport saw a roughly 5.2% decline in passengers last year, however, officials were cautiously optimistic to see December numbers rise about 1.2%, according to the latest report. The airport handled about 3.88 million passengers last year, down from slightly more than 4 million passengers in 2012, according to figures released Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. There were 334,878 travelers in December, up from 330,966 in December 2012, making it one of three months that saw slight increases in passenger counts last year.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
September 5, 2013
The Transportation and Security Administration plans to roll out its PreCheck faster screening program to 60 more airports, including those in Burbank, Ontario and Long Beach, by the end of 2013, according to a  TSA  statement. Other California airports in line for PreCheck include Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose. The agency also will increase the number of security lanes at the 40 airports already using PreCheck, including at  LAX  and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, the Los Angeles Times reported . Despite the expansion,  PreCheck  applies only to qualifying passengers who fly on selected airlines.
NEWS
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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