Hollywood Burbank Airport

Formerly known as Bob Hope Airport, this public airport serves Downtown Los Angeles and the northern Greater Los Angeles area, including Glendale, Pasadena, and the San Fernando Valley.

Airport history

United Aircraft and Transport Corporation was a holding company started in 1928 which included Boeing Aircraft and United Air Lines, itself a holding company for a collection of small airlines that operated under their own names. One of these was Pacific Air Transport (PAT). Soon after, United Aircraft & Terminal sought a site for a new airport for PAT and found one in Burbank, CA. On Memorial Day weekend of 1930, United Airport was dedicated, competing with Grand Central Airport in Glendale. It was then renamed in 1934 to Union Air Terminal, and then again in 1940 to Lockheed Air Terminal after the aerospace manufacturer purchased it. Jet service came to Burbank during the late 1960s, with Pacific Air Lines operating non-stop flights to Las Vegas and San Francisco. In 1967, Lockheed renamed the property Hollywood-Burbank Airport. The facility stayed as Hollywood-Burbank Airport for over a decade. Then in 1978, Lockheed sold it to the Burbank–Glendale–Pasadena Airport Authority and the facility then became known as Burbank–Glendale–Pasadena Airport until 2003, when its named changed again, this time to Bob Hope Airport (after the late comedian). On June 27, 2014, a $112 million, 520,000-square-foot Regional Transportation Center opened. In 2013, Burbank–Glendale–Pasadena Airport Authority revealed plans for a replacement terminal, costing an estimated $400 million.

Airport location

Located three miles northwest of Downtown Burbank, in Los Angeles County, California, it's closer to many popular attractions, including Griffith Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. It's the only airport in the area with a direct rail connection to Downtown Los Angeles.

Airport facts

● Hollywood Burbank Airport sits on 555 acres at an elevation of 778 feet above sea level, with two asphalt runways. 

● The airport has its own Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) station, located in a hangar in the northwest quadrant of the airport. 

● It services 1.9 million passengers and 113 million pounds of cargo annually.

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