General Information about the Bob Hope Airport
Hollywood Burbank Airport, formerly and legally marketed as Bob Hope Airport (IATA: BUR, FAA LID: BUR, ICAO: KBUR), is a public airport owned by Burbank - Glendale – Pasadena Airport and operated by the governments of these cities. The BUR airport is located about 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of downtown Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Burbank is a small regional airport serving Northern Greater Los Angles area, Northeast Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Central Los Angeles, Studio City, Hollywood, Universal City, and the San Fernando Valley. The BUR is the only airport in the area with a direct rail connection to the downtown of Los Angeles. The airport operates non-stop flights serving cities in the western United States, while JetBlue Airways has daily routes to Boston and New York City.
The Brief History and Recent Improvements of BUR
The BUR airport has been previously named as United Airport (from 1930 till 1934), then Union Air Terminal (till 1940), Lockheed Air Terminal (till 1967), Hollywood–Burbank Airport (till 1978), Burbank–Glendale–Pasadena Airport (till 2003).
In 2003, the airport authority decided to change the name to Bob Hope Airport in respect and honor of a longtime resident of nearby Toluca Lake, comedian Bob Hope, who had died earlier in that period and who had kept his airplane at the airfield of the airport. Bob Hope Airport is the legal name of the current airport. Later in 2017, it was rebranded as Hollywood Burbank Airport to increase the recognition of the airport.
The BUR created a strict Noise abatement procedure to lessen the noise of aircraft departing and arriving from the airport. Under the strict Noise Abatement policy, commercial routes are not available any longer from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Besides, all departing flights take off to the Southside on Runway N15, whereas arriving flights, they land on Runway N 8.
The Capacity, Business Activity and Serving Airlines of BUR
According to the Annual Passenger traffic, including data from both, enplaned and deplaned flights, BUR airport carried 5,983,737 passengers in 2019.
The Hollywood Burbank Airport covers around 555 acres (224 ha) at an elevation of 778 ft. (237 m) above sea level and holds two asphalt runways. At BUR, the following airlines operate flights: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle, Delta Connection, JSX, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, and Spirit Airlines. Besides, BUR is the cargo for AirNet Express, FedEx Express, Ameriflight, and UPS Airlines.