Southwest Announces Nonstop Service to Dallas
On December 8, representatives from Southwest Airlines held a press conference atBurbank Bob Hope Airport to announce the launch of nonstop service between Burbank and Dallas Love Field. The daily service will officially begin on June 5, 2016, but customers can purchase tickets now at http://www.southwest.com
Hudson Group and MenEssentials Open Retail Shops at Burbank Bob Hope Airport
Just in time for the holidays, a series of new retail shops has opened at Burbank Bob Hope Airport so that passengers can shop ‘til they drop—or pick up some last-minute gifts!
In November, Hudson Group revamped, renamed, and reopened their in-terminal stores, which now offer the latest in technology products; a wide selection of books, snacks, clothing, and children’s items; and locally-made confections that represent the unique flavors of the region. Hudson of Hollywood is located in the Terminal A lobby, directly across from the Lunch Box restaurant; Hudson of Burbank is located across from Gate A3; and Pasadena Marketplace is located near Gate B3, across from Peet’s Coffee. Glendale Crossings, which is expected to open soon, is located between Gates A6 and A7.
In early December, Glendale-based men’s grooming store MenEssentials also opened an in-Airport location near Gate A4, complete with on-site shaving services. Passengers can choose to purchase a shave on the spot, or select from a variety of grooming, skin, and hair care products that can be shipped to passengers’ homes or travel destinations.
“We’re thrilled to provide our passengers with some new and exciting retail options,” said David Freedman, the Airport’s Director of Business, Property, and Administrative Services. “We believe the remodeled Hudson stores, as well as the new MenEssentials location, will enhance the overall Burbank Bob Hope Airport passenger experience.”
Airport Launches Redesigned Website
Burbank Bob Hope Airport’s redesigned, traveler-centered, mobile-friendly website is now live at http://www.bobhopeairport.com/! In addition to providing site users with a live flight status feed and Google Maps-powered directions, the site will keep visitors informed about exciting Airport developments, including new airline service, Thanks Again rewards program deals, and the Airport’s frequent social media giveaways.
“The primary goal of this redesign was to improve overall user experience and make our website as convenient and easy-to-use as our Airport,” said Airport Authority President Frank Quintero. “We want passengers to be able to find information quickly on whatever device they’re using, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. We’re very pleased with the new navigation and traveler-centered features, which we hope will attract more users to our website.”
Win a Trip to the Rose Bowl Stadium for the Game on January 1!
College football fans, rejoice! Burbank Bob Hope Airport and the Rose Bowl Stadium have teamed up to give one lucky winner and a guest a trip to the Stadium for the game on January 1. The grand prize includes round-trip airfare to Burbank Bob Hope Airport, tickets to the game, and a hotel stay. The contest runs through December 19, so enter now at: http://bit.ly/BigGameDay_Giveaway.
Pasadena to NoHo Express Bus Trial Route Approved to Begin in March
Burbank Bob Hope Airport passengers traveling to and from Pasadena will have a new way to get to the Airport this coming spring. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved a 180-day pilot program of an express bus route between the Del Mar Gold Line Station in Pasadena and the North Hollywood Red and Orange Line Station, with stops in Burbank and Pasadena, the Burbank Leader reported. The route’s terminus at the North Hollywood Metro Station will allow express bus riders to connect with the recently expanded BurbankBus service between the station and the Airport, which runs from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays.
History Spotlight: World War II Camouflage
During World War II, the Lockheed Corporation was concerned about the potential for an enemy attack on the Lockheed Skunk Works where employees were developing and building new military aircraft, and the adjacent Burbank Bob Hope Airport, which was then known as Lockheed Air Terminal. The Lockheed Corporation enlisted the help of the local movie studios to help camouflage the airfield and make it invisible to enemy spy planes. The result disguised the Airport as a serene, bucolic farmland to anyone with an aerial view—but in actuality, Airport operations bustled underneath the camouflage!
Overheard on the @fly_bur Instagram account: “One of the highlights of my annual trip to the USA is visiting Burbank Airport. I do not have 100% vision so visiting BUR is a treat (for) me as it is small and easy to navigate. Most of all I like walking out to the plane and hearing all the planes as I walk out and the experience of walking beside the plane and under the wing make it special and unique.” — @jaseauradio
The Airport Authority will host a public scoping meeting for the 14-gate Replacement Terminal Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process on Thursday, December 10, from 5-8 p.m. at the Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505. An informational workshop, where the public can learn information about the EIR process will be held from 5-6:30. The formal scoping meeting, where the public can give oral testimony regarding the EIR, will last from 6:30-8. Those who cannot attend but would still like to give testimony can do so online at http://replaceburterminal.com.
The number of revenue passengers at Burbank Bob Hope Airport increased in October 2015, following the general upward trend for the calendar year. Month over month, the October 2015 passenger count of 343,651 represents a 3.7 percent increase over the 331,476 passengers served in October 2014, with a 2 percent increase for the fiscal year to date.
Bob Hope Airport
Main Number (818) 840-8840 TTY (818) 565-1355
2627 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505