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Airport Lowers Parking Rates in All Lots

Parking Rates Go Lower as New Lot Begins Operation.

BURBANK, Calif., December 17, 2002 -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will lower prices in all Airport-operated parking lots, effective Monday, December 23, due to a surge in airport parking capacity with the imminent opening of a new privately operated parking lot south of the Airport main entrance on Hollywood Way.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.


Authority Adopts Policy That May Lead To An End Of Efforts To Replace Terminal

November 8, 2002 -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today adopted a policy statement that could lead to an end of efforts to build a relocated passenger terminal.

The statement cites the lack of political and community support for the project as a key factor, as evidenced by the passage of Measure A  -- the so-called ROAR Initiative -- by 58% of the city's voters in 2001.

The measure, which would have required numerous restrictions on airport operations as a precondition to allowing the Burbank City Council to approve a new terminal, was overturned in Superior Court in August.  But the policy notes: "Despite legal defects, the Authority believes Measure A reflects community sentiment."

The statement also sets out that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to provide a "compelling safety pronouncement" about the need for the project and commit to address local community concerns if the project is to be viable.

Authority President Chris Holden recently wrote FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, asking for a more definitive statement prior to the end of the year of the importance the FAA places on the safety parameters of the project.

The current terminal is located over 400 feet closer to the runways than permitted by modern design standards, and relocating to a safer distance was the driving principle behind the proposed project, which has been under discussion over 20 years.

"The FAA's position on this impasse would significantly affect

the Authority's determination of the appropriate course of action," Holden wrote.

The policy statement's final point is that the Authority will now consider options to realize value from the former Lockheed B-6 property which had been the proposed site of a replacement terminal.

The Authority paid $86 million for the property in 1999, but the portion intended for the terminal site is held in trust and is unavailable to the Authority unless the City of Burbank grants permission to use it.

For a complete copy of the Policy Statement, click here.

For a copy of FAA Administrator Marion Blakey's December 19, 2002 letter, click here.




Burbank Airport Unable To Meet Year-End Deadline For Security Measures Mandated By Congress

BURBANK, Calif., July 12, 2002 — Building Moratorium Imposed by Burbank City Council and Delay in Court Hearing Over “ROAR Initiative”Paralyze Construction of Facilities for Luggage Detection Equipment and Security Personnel Required for Federal Security Programs




Authority Posts Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration for Terminal Security Enhancement Project

May 9, 2002 -- The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority approved by unanimous vote at its May 6, 2002 meeting a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration for a Terminal Security Enhancement Project.  The Authority will be accepting comments on the Initial Study prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and the Negative Declaration from May 10, 2002 through June 10, 2002. For details, click on the links below:

Area Summary Table of Space Allocation

Preliminary Schematic Drawings




Airport To Hold Public Outreach Meetings On Status Of Curfew Study

BURBANK, Calif., May 2, 2002 — For a quick check on the status of a flight on the web, try either Trip.com (see FlightTracker, under the Travel Resources link) or FlightArrivals.com.  All of the individual airline websites shown on our Home Page also have flight status links.

Please see entries below for more information on the Aviation Transportation Security Act requirements being implemented throughout this year, as well as summaries of security information for air travelers in general. ---VJG




Statement Regarding Increased Baggage Screening Requirements Effective Friday, January 18, 2002

Pursuant to the Aviation Transportation Security Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in November, airlines at all the nation's airports are required to have a system in place to screen all checked baggage in the United States as of January 18.

There has been much press coverage of the possibility that the increased screening requirements could cause delays in the air travel system when they are implemented.  While the Airport Authority is not involved directly with the baggage screening process, Airport staff has conferred with the airlines at Burbank Airport and has monitored the ongoing discussion and planning efforts leading up to January 18th. Travelers should consider the following when planning their itineraries:

1. The airlines have several tools under the law to accomplish the required screening, and they state they are ready to comply. Their goal is to perform the screening without major interruptions or delays.

2. The five carriers at Burbank Airport are recommending that travelers arrive at the airport between one and two hours in advance of their scheduled departure.

3. Travelers are well advised to build some extra time into their planning, especially if they are traveling during "peak" demand periods, such as the early morning departure flights.

4.  Have all travel documents and identification readily available, and pack simply.

We will try to monitor the on-time performance at Burbank Airport as the system is put into place so travelers will have more knowledge of what to expect, and we will post that information on this website.

For more information on the new screening requirements, click here.