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Heavy Travel Expected for Holidays – Travelers Advised to Arrive Early, Use Alternate Transportation to and from Bob Hope Airport

Airport, TSA, Airlines Issue Tips for Smoother Holiday Travel

BURBANK, Calif., November 18, 2005 — Thanksgiving week kicks off the winter holiday travel season, and this year could be busier than ever at Bob Hope Airport where strong demand for traditional West Coast flights and new nonstop service to the East Coast is drawing more passengers than last year. The passenger count in September was up 20% and there is an 11% increase year-to-date.

“People need to know it’s going to be very busy here, and planning ahead will make a lot of difference in their travel experience,” said Executive Director Dios Marrero.

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Bob Hope Airport Draft Noise Report Unveiled

Preliminary Version Sent for City Comments, as Outlined in Recent Development Agreement; Final Version Due November 20th

BURBANK, Calif., October 26, 2005 — Consistent with the cooperative measures contained in the Development Agreement with the City of Burbank adopted last February, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has forwarded the City a draft report on the progress made by the airport in reducing or mitigating airport noise. The document prepared by the airport’s legal team is to be submitted to the California Department of Transportation as the airport seeks a new variance from the state airport noise standards.

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For a PDF of the complete draft variance application, click here.

Edward B. Skvarna Named Chief of Police

Former Burbank Police Captain Assumes Leadership of Airport Police Department September 1st, Succeeding Steven H. Staveley

BURBANK, Calif., September 7, 2005 — Edward B. Skvarna was sworn in as Chief of Police at Bob Hope Airport in a change of command ceremony September 1st. Skvarna, a retired Burbank Police Department captain, joined the Airport Police Department in April of this year as a lieutenant and assumed the rank of commander in June.

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Airport Police and Fire Departments to Collect Funds for Katrina Relief

Fire Fighter’s Boot to Serve as Collection Basket as Airport Police Officers and Fire Fighters Invite Donations on Friday, September 9th, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Airport Fire Engine Parked in Front of Terminal Will Mark the Spot

BURBANK, Calif., September 7, 2005 – There will be a new use of an Airport fire fighter’s boot this Friday, September 9th, when Airport police officers and fire fighters invite visitors and travelers at Bob Hope Airport to drop donations for hurricane Katrina relief into a boot that will be on display in front of the passenger terminal.

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(Post Script: The "Fill the Boot" campaign September 9th raised $10,245.47.)

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Heavy Parking Demand Expected at Bob Hope Airport Over Labor Day Weekend

New Economy Lot D Adds 480 Spaces, but Lots Continue to Fill

BURBANK, Calif., September 1, 2005 – Bob Hope Airport expects maximum demand for automobile parking over the Labor Day weekend as the airport winds up its busiest summer travel season on record. Holiday travelers are advised to arrive earlier than usual to allow for any delays in finding a parking space, or better yet, they can get a lift to the airport or use shuttle services or taxi cabs.

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Bob Hope Airport Holds 9th Annual Blood Drive

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills to Receive Blood Donations; Bone Marrow and Kidney Donor Screenings Also Available at Event

BURBANK, Calif., August 23, 2005 — Bob Hope Airport will host its ninth annual blood drive on August 26, 2005 in the Airport Skyroom, and the blood collected will be given to two local hospitals, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. Members of the public are invited to join airport employees who traditionally take part in the annual event.

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Authority Elects Officers to One-Year Term

Chris Holden of Pasadena Named President; Carl Povilaitis of Glendale Is Vice President; Bill Wiggins of Burbank Elected Secretary

BURBANK, Calif., July 5, 2005 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, today elected a new slate of officers for the coming year, led by Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden as President, Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis as Vice President and Burbank Commissioner Bill Wiggins as Secretary. The Authority elects officers once a year at its first meeting in July.

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Bob Hope Airport Issues Summer Travel Advisory: Arrive Early and Get a Lift

Busiest Summer Travel Season in Airport’s History Means More Time Needed for Ticketing, Baggage Handling, Security Clearance; Fourth of July Weekend Parking Very Tight.

BURBANK, Calif., July 1, 2005 – Bob Hope Airport today issued a summer travel advisory to encourage alternate transport to the airport and remind travelers to arrive earlier than they normally do. Parking in the airport’s economy lots was already under heavy pressure prior to noon today.

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City Council Approves Airport Development Agreement – Stage Set for Cooperation Over Next Decade

Authority to Consider Approval February 7th; Agreement Means No New Terminal for at Least 10 Years, Joint Effort on Nighttime Noise, OK for Airport Purchase of Adjacent Parking Lot, No Changes in Size of Current Terminal, New Taxiway for East-West Runway

BURBANK, Calif., February 4, 2005 – The Burbank City Council gave final approval on February 1st to ordinances that finalize the terms of a landmark Development Agreement between the City of Burbank and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. A vote by the Airport Authority to consider adopting the same terms is now scheduled for February 7th.

“I am confident this agreement will be approved by the Authority. It marks the beginning of a new era in which the City and the Airport Authority recognize that the key to their mutual interests lies in cooperation,” said Authority President Charles Lombardo.

NOTE: The Airport Authority ratified the final Development Agreement February 7, 2005. 

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Bob Hope Airport Begins Operation of $1.3 Million Electric Charging System For Airline Ground Service Equipment

Southwest Airlines Converting Most of Hope Airport Fleet from Diesel and Gasoline-Powered to Electrified Equipment for Cleaner Air Five Years Ahead of Regional Goal

BURBANK, Calif., January 6, 2005 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today inaugurated a $1.3 million system of 42 battery chargers for electric ground service equipment (eGSE) at all 14 airline gates at Bob Hope Airport.

Southwest Airlines, which offers nearly 70% of all airline flights at the airport, has signed an agreement to convert most of its ground service fleet to new pollution-free equipment that would use the chargers by the end of 2005, and the airline began to use some new equipment immediately following the charger installation.

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