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Hollywood Burbank Airport

Bob Hope Airport
KBUR looking north, May 2018
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorBurbankGlendalePasadena Airport Authority
ServesNorthern Greater Los Angeles area, Burbank, Glendale, Northeast Los Angeles, Pasadena, Central Los Angeles, Hollywood, Studio City, Universal City, and the San Fernando Valley
LocationBurbank, California, United States
Elevation AMSL778 ft / 237 m
Coordinates34°1202N 118°2131W / 34.20056°N 118.35861°W / 34.20056; -118.35861Coordinates: 34°1202N 118°2131W / 34.20056°N 118.35861°W / 34.20056; -118.35861
BUR (California)
BUR (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 6,886 2,099 Asphalt
8/26 5,802 1,768 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2018)132,023
Based aircraft (2018)91
Departing Passengers (2018)2,626,134
Sources: FAA,[1] airport website[2]

Hollywood Burbank Airport, legally and formerly marketed as Bob Hope Airport[3][4] (IATA: BUR, ICAO: KBUR, FAA LID: BUR), is a public airport 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of downtown Burbank, in Los Angeles County, California, United States.[1] The airport serves Downtown Los Angeles and the northern Greater Los Angeles area, including Glendale, Pasadena, and the San Fernando Valley. It is closer to Griffith Park, Hollywood, and Downtown Los Angeles than Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and is the only airport in the area with a direct rail connection to downtown Los Angeles. Non-stop flights mostly serve cities in the western United States, while JetBlue Airways has daily flights to New York City and Boston.

Originally the entire airport was within the Burbank city limits, but the north end of Runway 15/33 has been extended into the city of Los Angeles.

The airport is owned by the BurbankGlendalePasadena Airport Authority and controlled by the governments of those cities. The Airport Authority contracts with TBI Airport Management, Inc., to operate the airport, which has its own police and fire departments, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Police. Boarding uses portable boarding steps or ramps rather than jet bridges.

Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 2,647,287 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[5] 2,294,991 in 2009, and 2,239,804 in 2010.[6] The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 20172021 categorized it as a medium-hub primary commercial service facility.[7]


The airport has been named United Airport (19301934), Union Air Terminal (19341940), Lockheed Air Terminal (19401967), HollywoodBurbank Airport (19671978), BurbankGlendalePasadena Airport (19782003), Bob Hope Airport (since 2003 as the legal name),[3] and in 2017 was rebranded as Hollywood Burbank Airport due to the lack of recognition of Bob Hope Airport's geographic region.[3][4]

United Aircraft and Transport Corporation (UA&T) was a holding company created in 1928 that included Boeing Aircraft and United Air Lines, itself a holding company for a collection of small airlines that continued to operate under their own names. One of these airlines was Pacific Air Transport (PAT), which Boeing had acquired because of PAT's west coast mail contract in January 1928.[8] UA&T sought a site for a new airport for PAT and found one in Burbank. UA&T had the benefit of surveys that the Aeronautics Department of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce had conducted starting in 1926 to identify potential airport sites.[9]

It took UA&T a year and the cooperation of the city to assemble the site.[10] The 234-acre (0.95 km2) site was rife with vines and trees and the ground had to be filled and leveled, but it had good drainage, a firm landing surface, steady winds, and good access to ground transport.[11] Construction was completed in just seven months. In an age when few aircraft had brakes and many had a tail skid instead of a wheel, runways were not usually paved; those at Burbank had a 5-inch-thick (130 mm) mixture of oil and sand. There were no taxi strips, but the designers left room for them. Two of the runways were over 3,600 feet (1,100 m) long; a third was 2,900 feet (880 m); all were 300 feet (91 m) wide. Generous dimensions, and the site had room for expansion.[12]

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Aerial view of the Union Air Terminal Building at Burbank Airport, August 1935 [looking SE]

United Airport was dedicated amid much festivity (including an air show) on Memorial Day weekend (May 30 June 1), 1930. The airport and its handsome Spanish Revival-style terminal was a showy competitor to nearby Grand Central Airport in Glendale, which was then Los Angeles' main airline terminal. The new Burbank facility was actually the largest commercial airport in the Los Angeles area until it was eclipsed in 1946 by the Los Angeles Airport in Westchester when that facility (formerly Mines Field, then Los Angeles Municipal Airport) commenced scheduled airline operations.

The Burbank facility remained United Airport until 1934 when it was renamed Union Air Terminal. The name change came the same year that Federal anti-trust actions caused United Aircraft and Transport to dissolve, which took effect September 26, 1934. The Union Air Terminal moniker stuck until Lockheed bought the airport in 1940 and renamed it Lockheed Air Terminal.

In March 1939 sixteen airline departures a day were scheduled out of Burbank: eight on United Airlines, five on Western Airlines and three on TWA (American Airlines' three departures were still at Glendale).[13] Commercial air traffic continued even while Lockheed's extensive factories supplied the war effort and developed military and civil aircraft into the mid-1960s. The April 1957 OAG lists nine weekday departures on Western, six on United, six on Pacific Air Lines, one on TWA and one on American Airlines (a nonstop to Chicago Midway Airport). Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) had 48 Douglas DC-4 departures a week to SFO and SAN (PSA did not fly out of LAX until 1958).[14] In 1958, Oakland-based Transocean Air Lines was operating Lockheed Constellation propliner service three times a week nonstop to Honolulu as well as a Constellation flight operated twice a week on a round trip routing of Oakland - Burbank - Chicago Midway Airport - New York Idlewild Airport (now JFK Airport) - Hartford.[15] By the summer of 1962, PSA was operating all of its nonstop flights to San Francisco and San Diego with new Lockheed L-188 Electra turboprop aircraft with a combined total of 32 departures a week from Burbank.[16]

Jet service arrived at Burbank during the late 1960s with Pacific Air Lines operating Boeing 727-100s nonstop to Las Vegas and San Francisco as well one-stop direct to Eureka/Arcata. Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) flew from Burbank to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego with 727s, and Hughes Airwest (previously Air West) flew Douglas DC-9-10s and McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30s nonstop to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Denver with one-stop DC-9s to Houston Hobby Airport. Hughes Airwest even operated one-stop DC-9 jet service to Grand Canyon National Park Airport near the south rim of the Grand Canyon. In 1986 United Airlines Boeing 767-200s flew nonstop to Chicago O'Hare Airport; the wide body 767 was the largest passenger airliner ever to serve Burbank. AirCal McDonnell Douglas MD-80s flew nonstop to the Bay Area and direct to Lake Tahoe.

At 3:30 p.m. on February 13, 1966, a fire broke out in a greasy flue in the kitchen of the terminal building's second-floor restaurant, The Sky Room. Fanned by gusty winds, the fire spread through the terminal and control tower. Controllers in the tower were able to escape on an aerial ladder and air traffic was diverted to nearby Van Nuys Airport and Los Angeles International Airport for several hours. A controller communicated with aircraft using the radio in a light airplane belonging to Sky Roamers Air Travel, a flying club whose hangar was just east of the control tower. The fire, contained by about 6:30 p.m., caused an estimated $2 million in damages to the terminal, tower and equipment in the tower. No injuries were reported.

Lockheed officials declared that the airport would reopen the next day, and it did, using electronic equipment borrowed from LAX and set up in a nearby hangar. The hangar also served as the airport's temporary passenger terminal and baggage claim area. The gutted terminal and tower were rebuilt and reopened the following year.

In 1967 Lockheed renamed the facility Hollywood-Burbank Airport. In 1970 Continental Airlines began Boeing 727-200 flights to Portland and Seattle via San Jose and also flew the short hop to Ontario. Continental later offered flights to Chicago via Ontario. Continental went on to serve Denver with nonstop Boeing 727-200s from BUR. Alaska Airlines began serving Burbank in 1981 with Boeing 727-100s and 727-200s flying nonstop and direct to Seattle and Portland, which was Alaska Air's first service to southern California.[17] Aloha Airlines pioneered nonstop jet service from BUR to Hawaii, flying Boeing 737-700s to Honolulu before ceasing all passenger operations.

A 1973 decision by the United States Supreme Court in City of Burbank v. Lockheed Air Terminal, Inc. overturned an airport curfew imposed by the city of Burbank on flights between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM under the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause on the grounds that airports were subject to federal oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and under the terms of the Noise Control Act of 1972.[18]

The facility remained Hollywood-Burbank Airport for more than a decade until 1978 when Lockheed sold it to the BurbankGlendalePasadena Airport Authority. The airport then got its fifth name: BurbankGlendalePasadena Airport (19782003).

On November 6, 2003, the airport authority voted to change the name to Bob Hope Airport in honor of comedian Bob Hope, a longtime resident of nearby Toluca Lake, who had died earlier that year and who had kept his personal airplane at the airfield.[19] The new name was unveiled on December 17, 2003, on the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight in 1903, the year that Bob Hope was born.

Numerous attempts to expand safety buffer zones and add runway length have drawn opposition from the airport's neighbors, citing increased noise. Open space around the airport is nonexistent, making land acquisition unlikely.

In 2005 the airport celebrated its 75th anniversary; in 2006 it served 5,689,291 travelers on seven major carriers, with more than 70 flights daily.

After much debate between the Airport Authority, the city of Burbank, the Transportation Security Administration, and Burbank residents, in November 2007 it was decided that a new $8-million to $10-million baggage screening facility for Terminal B is legal, considering the anti-growth limitations placed on the airport. The facility will house a $2.5-million explosive detection system, used for the automatic detection of explosives within checked luggage. However, the facility is still in the early planning phases.[20]

Use by Lockheed

Burbank Airport was the historical home of the Lockheed "Skunk Works," which designed many black project aircraft during the Cold War, including the U-2, SR-71 Blackbird and F-117 Nighthawk. The "Skunk Works" name originated in 1943 due to the strong odor emanating from a manufacturing plant near the Burbank site.[21] As of 1988, when Lockheed announced the Skunk Works' relocation to Palmdale, Lockheed employed around 12,000 people at Burbank.[22] The land occupied by the old Lockheed buildings (demolished in the 1990s), at the corners of Empire Avenue and Hollywood Way and Thornton Avenue, is now the site of a growing power center commercial development with chain restaurants and businesses.


Hollywood Burbank Airport covers 555 acres (224 ha) at an elevation of 778 feet (237 m) above sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 15/33 is 6,886 by 150 feet (2,099 x 46 m) and 8/26 is 5,802 by 150 feet (1,768 x 46 m).[1] Airliners generally take off on Runway 15 due to wind from the south, and land crosswind on Runway 8 since that is the only runway with ILS and clear terrain for the approach. Flights from the northeast sometimes land visually on Runway 15 to save the extra distance circling to Runway 8. When the wind is from the north airliners often make a visual left-base approach to Runway 33, with a left turn close to the airport.[23]

In the year ending September 30, 2018, the airport had 133,669 operations, average 366 per day: 43% general aviation, 40% scheduled commercial, 17% air taxi, and <1% military. In October 2018, 91 aircraft were then based at this airport: 38 jet, 28 single-engine, 16 multi-engine, and 9 helicopter.[1]

New construction

On June 27, 2014, a $112 million Regional Transportation Center opened. The 520,000-square-foot center at Hollywood Way and Empire Avenue was also built to withstand a major earthquake while serving as an emergency "nerve center." The industrial-looking hub with a red steel roof will be adorned by 16, three-story art panels. Solar panels generating 1.5 megawatts of energy will also be added to its roof. A nearby parking garage was built to handle more than 1,000 cars, while traffic lights have been reworked around the airport.[24]

There is also a replacement terminal in the works at the airport. A plan to develop a new airport terminal building was unveiled by the BurbankGlendalePasadena Airport Authority in 2013. The replacement terminal would cost a reported $400 million and meet newer seismic standards and be further away from the runway as required by the Federal Aviation Administration.[25] The new location is west of Hollywood Way on undeveloped property that has been used in recent years for parking. The Burbank City Council left it up to voters to decide on the plan. Known as Measure B, the proposal went before Burbank city voters on November 8, 2016, and passed with 69 percent of the voters approving it.[26]

The next step in the terminal replacement process is for the Airport Authority to finalize the new terminal's design, get FAA approval and then secure the required financing from the FAA and other sources. Airport funding sources include FAA grants, parking fees, landing fees charged to airlines, as well as rents from restaurants and other concession businesses operating at the airport. There are also fees charged on airline tickets sold, including passenger facility charges and federal taxes. Once the funding is nailed down, the Airport Authority will bid for the project. The replacement terminal is expected to encompass 355,000 square feet and the same number of gates (14). Also, air travelers will see more restrooms, additional restaurant and concession space, improved security screening areas and other enhanced passenger amenities.


Hollywood Burbank Airport has two terminals, "A" and "B", joined together as part of the same building. Terminal A has nine gates numbered A1 to A9 and Terminal B has five gates numbered B1 to B5.

Airlines and destinations

Alaska Airlines Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma [27]
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth
Seasonal: PhoenixSky Harbor
American Eagle PhoenixSky Harbor [28]
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Salt Lake City [29]
Delta Connection Salt Lake City [29]
JetBlue Boston, New YorkJFK [30]
JSX Concord (CA), Las Vegas, Oakland, PhoenixSky Harbor
Seasonal: Mammoth Lakes, Thermal
Southwest Airlines ChicagoMidway, DallasLove, Denver, HoustonHobby, Las Vegas, Oakland, PhoenixSky Harbor, Portland (OR), Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose (CA)
Seasonal: Nashville
Spirit Airlines Las Vegas [33]
United Airlines Denver, San Francisco [34]
United Express Denver, San Francisco [34]
AirNet Express ColumbusRickenbacker
Ameriflight Bakersfield, Oakland, Ontario, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria
FedEx Express Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Laredo, Memphis
UPS Airlines Chicago/Rockford, Des Moines, Louisville

Airlines previously operating jet service

According to the Official Airline Guide (OAG), the following airlines previously operated scheduled passenger jet service from the airport over the years:[35]


Top destinations
Busiest domestic routes from BUR
(November 2018 October 2019)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Oakland, California 410,620 Southwest, JSX
2 San Jose, California 360,390 Alaska, Southwest, JSX
3 Las Vegas, Nevada 338,490 Southwest, JSX, Spirit
4 PhoenixSky Harbor, Arizona 309,070 American, Southwest
5 Sacramento, California 302,230 Southwest
6 San Francisco, California 262,900 Southwest, United
7 Seattle/Tacoma, Washington 179,270 Alaska
8 Denver, Colorado 156,600 Southwest, United
9 Portland, Oregon 131,590 Alaska, Southwest
10 Salt Lake City, Utah 120,800 Delta, Southwest
Annual traffic
Annual passenger traffic
(enplaned + deplaned) at BUR
2000 through 2019[37][38][39]
Year Passengers Year Passengers
2000 4,748,742 2010 4,461,271
2001 4,487,335 2011 4,301,568
2002 4,620,683 2012 4,056,416
2003 4,729,936 2013 3,844,092
2004 4,916,800 2014 3,861,179
2005 5,512,619 2015 3,943,629
2006 5,689,291 2016 4,142,943
2007 5,921,336 2017 4,739,466
2008 5,331,404 2018 5,263,972
2009 4,588,433 2019 5,429,217 (as of Nov. 30)

Ground transportation


Hollywood Burbank Airport can be reached using the Hollywood Way exit (number 149) off Interstate 5, the Hollywood Way (west) or Pass Ave (east) exit (number 2) off State Route 134, or the Victory Boulevard exit (number 8B) off State Route 170. Car and pedestrian access to the terminal is provided at either Hollywood Way and Thornton Avenue or on Empire Avenue one block west of Hollywood Way. On-site parking consists of valet parking, short-term parking, and Parking Lots D and E. Remote Parking Lot A is located at Hollywood Way and Winona Avenue. Remote Parking Lot B is located on Hollywood Way north of Burton Avenue. Remote Parking Lot C is located on Thornton Avenue west of Ontario Street. Shuttle buses are provided from Parking Lots A, B, C, and D to the terminal buildings. A shuttle stop is also located at the corner of Hollywood Way and Thornton Avenue.[2]

Transportation network companies

Lyft, Uber, and Wingz all use the passenger drop-off location in front of the main terminal for departing travelersand arrivals use the adjacent Short Term Parking structure directly opposite the Terminal.


There are two bus stop areas: Hollywood Way-Thornton Ave (a short walk east of Terminal A) and Empire Ave/Intermodal, a short walk south of Terminal B next to the train station. All Burbank-bound lines serve Downtown Burbank (Metrolink station).

Line Destination(s) Stop Location
Metro Local 94 Downtown LA / Sylmar Hollywood Way
Metro Local 165 Burbank / West Hills Empire Ave
Metro Local 169 Burbank / Warner Center Hollywood Way
Metro Local 222 Hollywood / Sunland Hollywood Way
Metro Rapid 794 Downtown LA / Sylmar Hollywood Way
Amtrak Thruway 1a Bakersfield / San Diego Empire Ave
Amtrak Thruway 1a Bakersfield / Torrance Empire Ave
BurbankBus North Hollywood Hollywood Way (S)

Empire Ave (W)


Amtrak/Metrolink Ventura County Line

Amtrak's Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink's Ventura County Line serve the Burbank AirportSouth station located south of the airport. The train station is a short quarter mile walk from the terminal area, and a free shuttle bus with luggage racks connects the terminals and the train station. From this station, the Ventura County Line provides access to downtown Los Angeles and Ventura County; Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner provides access to San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, downtown Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego.

Metrolink Antelope Valley Line

Metrolink's Antelope Valley Line stops at the Burbank AirportNorth station located about 1 mile north of the terminal near the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Hollywood Way, and a free shuttle bus takes passengers to the terminal.[40] From this station, the Antelope Valley Line provides access to downtown Los Angeles and Antelope Valley.

Metro Rail/Liner
Potential Red/Orange Line Extensions

A potential extension of the Metro Red Line and Orange Line (which currently terminate at North Hollywood station) could one day extend to the airport.[41]


In 2002, Terminal A was renovated and expanded. Plans existed for years to expand the airport with a new passenger terminal north of the existing one, but these plans have been scrapped due to significant opposition from the Burbank City Council and local groups.

A 2004 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) report cited the need for expansion at this airport, but for now this seems impossible due to agreed upon restrictions of the size and number of gates. Under a development agreement, no gate expansions to the terminal are permitted until after 2015. The passenger terminal is too close to the runways, according to current safety standards, but is grandfathered in because of its age.

As of 2013, the airport is again trying to replace the legacy terminal. The proposed new terminal would be built on the north side of the airfield, with the existing terminal on the south side demolished once the new terminal is constructed. The number of gates and ground-boarding would be retained, but the new terminal would be larger and would address the safety deficiencies noted above. Building the new terminal requires a vote of the citizens of Burbank. New Terminal Visioning Page

Accidents and incidents

Bob Hope Airport was initially built for smaller aircraft; as a consequence, the airport has one of the smallest commercially used runways in the United States. The result is a challenging landing for even the most experienced pilots.

  • On September 21, 1938, USAAC Chief Maj. Gen. Oscar Westover was killed in the crash of Northrop A-17AS, 36-349, c/n 289, '1', out of Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., in a crosswind short of the runway. The single-engined attack design, used as a high-speed staff transport, crashed into a house at 1007 Scott Road in Burbank. Also killed was Westover's mechanic, S/Sgt Samuel Hymes.[42] (Another source identifies him as Sgt. Samuel Hyne.)[43] Northeast Air Base, Massachusetts, was renamed Westover Field on December 1, 1939, later Westover AFB on January 13, 1948.[44] The location of the crash may indicate that Gen. Westover's intended landing field was not Bob Hope Airport (then Union Air Terminal), but a nearby landing field, Lockheed Aircraft Company Plant B-1 Airfield (34.189°N, 118.331°W), 1 mile southeast of Bob Hope Airport, which existed from ca. 1928 until World War II. The site is now the Empire Center Shopping Center, with a Staples, Lowe's, and Target where the runway had been.
  • On August 6, 1945, leading U.S. fighter ace Richard Bong was killed when his plane's primary fuel pump malfunctioned during takeoff on the acceptance flight of P-80A 44-85048. Bong either forgot to switch to the auxiliary fuel pump, or for some reason was unable to do so. Bong bailed out of the aircraft but was too low for his parachute to deploy. The plane crashed into a narrow field at Oxnard St & Satsuma Ave, North Hollywood.
  • On October 31, 1951, a Pacific Southwest DC-3 crashed shortly after take-off into Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, immediately south of the airport. Though damaged, the fuselage remained intact and there were only very minor injuries.
  • On September 8, 1955, Currey Air Transport Flight 24, a Douglas DC-3 bound for Oakland, crashed on the airport property while returning to the airfield after experiencing an engine failure shortly after takeoff. The plane, N74663, struck a power line on the southern boundary of the airport, causing it to crash into two parked Air Force C-54 aircraft and a Lockheed Aircraft service hangar. The pilot, co-pilot and an airport employee on the ground were killed; the plane's stewardess and one passenger were seriously injured. The remaining 29 passengers on board received minor injuries.
  • On December 14, 1962, a Flying Tiger Line Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation freighter (N6913C) crashed in dense fog 1-1/2 miles west of the airport during an instrument landing system (ILS) approach to Runway 07. The Constellation clipped a telephone pole and billboard and crashed in an industrial and residential neighborhood near the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Vose Street in North Hollywood after the aircraft's 38-year-old pilot suffered a heart attack at a critical point in the landing approach. All five occupants of the Constellationthe pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and two non-revenue passengersdied in the crash. Also killed were two persons in a commercial building and a teen-age girl in a house that were among the structures struck by the plane.
  • On December 5, 1982, Douglas C-53 N163E operated by P Crossman was damaged beyond repair in a taxiing accident.[45]
  • On March 5, 2000, Southwest Airlines Flight 1455, upon landing on Runway 8 at Burbank following a flight from Las Vegas, overran the runway, injuring 44. The Boeing 737 crashed through a metal blast barrier at the end of the runway, then an airport perimeter fence, and came to rest in the traffic lanes of Hollywood Way, a main northsouth thoroughfare. The plane stopped close to a Chevron gasoline station located across the street from the runway. The incident resulted in the dismissal of the pilots. The Chevron gasoline station was subsequently closed and removed due to safety concerns.
  • On September 21, 2005, JetBlue Flight 292 took off from Burbank, and the nose gear failed to retract and instead jammed sideways. The aircraft spent several hours in the air before safely making an emergency landing at LAX, with 140 passengers and 6 crew members aboard. The Airbus A320 was originally bound for JFK International Airport, in New York City. After the aircraft took off, the incident was quickly captured by news helicopters which ran feed that was shown live nationally on cable news. Notably, many passengers on the flight said they watched images of their own aircraft's flight on JetBlue's LiveTV system.
  • On October 13, 2006, a Gulfstream Aerospace jet overran the runway upon landing.[46] There were no reported injuries amongst the five passengers and two crew members. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was on board, on his way to attend the funeral of teammate Cory Lidle. Rodriguez was uninjured, but the accident happened two days after the fatal plane crash of his teammate.
  • On December 6, 2018, Southwest Airlines Flight 278 from Oakland overran the runway in heavy rain. The flight was stopped by the EMAS installed following the Southwest Airlines Flight 1455 incident in 2000.[47]

In popular culture

The airport has been used as a filming location for projects including:

  • In the 1934 film Traveling Saleslady characters played by Glenda Farrell and William Gargan are shown running through the main terminal buildling to catch a flight, providing a good view of part of the interior as it was as the time.
  • The television drama Perry Mason, season four, episode four: "The Case of the Singular Double." Originally aired on October 8, 1960, the airport can be seen in the beginning of the episode as the Lockheed Air Terminal as the camera pans from right to left.
  • The television series The Invaders, season two, episode fourteen: "The Believers." Originally aired December 5, 1967. Hollywood-Burbank Airport is prominently displayed at the opening of Act II.
  • The 1956 film Giant, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. Nearby Warner Bros. studio utilized the airport during filming in 1955 to shoot the "Jett Rink Day" parade and celebration sequence, in which Taylor and Hudson arrive by plane at Jett Rink's new airport and discover that their daughter, Luz (played by Carroll Baker), has been named "queen" of the festivities when they see her riding in an open convertible in the parade.
  • The 1986 music video for Wake Up Dead, a song by Megadeth. Many Southern California metal fans were on hand after hearing an advertising campaign on now-defunct radio station KNAC. The film shoot turned rowdy, with fans spray-painting planes on the tarmac and leaving broken bottles on the runway.
  • The 2002 film Nothing So Strange, where an actor, Steve Sires, playing Bill Gates, is flown into this airport on a Microsoft jet before he makes his appearance in MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. There, Gates is shot and killed in a fictional assassination.
  • Season 4 of the television series Arrested Development used BUR as a stand-in for three different airports:

See also


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for BUR (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective November 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Bob Hope Airport (official site)
  3. ^ a b c Carpio, Anthony (May 3, 2016). "Bye bye, Bob Hope: Airfield rebrands as Hollywood Burbank Airport". Burbank Leader. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Annlee Ellingson (December 15, 2017). "Bob Hope Airport renamed so passengers know where they're flying to". L.A. Biz. L.A. Biz. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
  6. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 21, 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  8. ^ D. D. Hatfield, Los Angeles Aeronautics, 19201929 (Inglewood, CA:Northrop University Press, 1973, 1976), 111; William Garvey and David Fisher, The Age of Flight: A History of America's Pioneering Airline (Greensboro, NC: Pace Communications, 2002), 20607.
  9. ^ Dr. Ford A. Carpenter, A Preliminary Report on the Airports or Landing Fields of Los Angeles County, prepared for the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, October 1, 1926, typescript in the LAX Archive. This report includes photographs and descriptions of existing airports, including meteorological data and a location map. Regional Planning Commission, County of Los Angeles, Master Plan (Los Angeles, CA: Hall of Records, 1929.) Some authors claim, without documentation, that a federal Department of Commerce survey identified the site. The fact that Dr. Carpenter had been the Los Angeles meteorologist for the U. S. Weather Bureau and the Chamber's "Department of Aeronautics" name may explain the confusion.
  10. ^ Burbank City Council, Minutes, January 29, 1929; March 26, 1929; April 16, 1929.
  11. ^ "United Airport of Burbank," typescript information sheet in the Archives of the Burbank Historical Society; n.p., but 12.
  12. ^ "United Airport of Burbank," 3; Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission, A Comprehensive Report on the Master Plan of Airports for the Los Angeles County Regional Planning District (1940), 122.
  13. ^ Official Aviation Guide, Chicago IL: Official Aviation Guide Company, 1939
  14. ^ Official Airline Guide, Washington DC: American Aviation Publications, 1957
  15. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Oct. 27, 1958 Transocean Air Lines system timetable
  16. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, June 25, 1962 PSA - Pacific Southwest Airlines system timetable
  17. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, 1981 Alaska Airlines annual report
  18. ^ City of Burbank v. Lockheed Air Terminal, Inc., 411 U.S. 624 (1973), Justia. Accessed January 24, 2018. "Appellees sought an injunction against enforcement of a Burbank city ordinance placing an 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew on jet flights from the Hollywood-Burbank Airport. The District Court found the ordinance unconstitutional on Supremacy Clause and Commerce Clause grounds, and the Court of Appeals affirmed on the basis of the Supremacy Clause, with respect to both preemption and conflict. Held: In light of the pervasive nature of the scheme of federal regulation of aircraft noise, as reaffirmed and reinforced by the Noise Control Act of 1972, the Federal Aviation Administration, now in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency, has full control over aircraft noise, preempting state and local control."
  19. ^ Li, Caitlin. "'Bob Hope Airport' Could Land in Burbank", Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2003. Accessed January 24, 2018. "Burbank Airport commissioners voted unanimously Monday to rename the airfield 'Bob Hope Airport.' The latest name change for BurbankGlendalePasadena Airportthe fifth in its 73-year historycould happen as early as Dec. 17, pending approval by the three cities with joint powers over the airfield."
  20. ^ Oberstein, J. (November 7, 2007). "Firm approves new screening facility". Burbank Leader. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  21. ^ Hennigan, W. J. (June 20, 2013). "Skunk Works: Developing top-secret weapons in SoCal for 70 years". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  22. ^ Vartabedian, Ralph (November 5, 1988). "Lockheed Will Move Top-Secret 'Skunk Works' From Burbank". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  23. ^ Carpio, Anthony Clark (June 19, 2019). "Hollywood Burbank Airport officials pass resolution asking FAA to change flight paths". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
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  25. ^ Siegal, Daniel (September 20, 2013). "Bob Hope Airport officials present plans for new terminal". Los Angeles Times.
  26. ^ Carpio, A:[2], "Los Angeles Times," November 8, 2016.
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