This month, Burbank Bob Hope Airport kicked off its $150,000, six-month marketing campaign to increase awareness of the Airport in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. On November 14, representatives from the top fifteen travel agencies in the Los Angeles region and from local tourism and business improvement districts attended the first of several custom tour events at the Airport planned for the campaign. The invitation-only luncheon and airfield tour showcased the Airport’s current operations and activities in addition to its plans for the future.
In addition to hosting tours for civic leaders and travel groups, the Airport will also run advertisements using the slogan “Close. Convenient. Comfortable.” in local newspapers, online, and on cable television, billboards, and radio. The Airport will also continue to promote itself via its social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.
“This program is slated to remind San Fernando Valley and North County residents that the Burbank Bob Hope Airport is ‘their’ local airport that they should use whenever they make travel plans,” said Airport Executive Director Dan Feger.
On November 19, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority approved the final draft of the Part 150 Study Noise Exposure Map (NEM) update. The study is an update to the current Noise Eligibility Area, which depicts the areas eligible to participate in the Residential Acoustical Treatment Program (RATP). The study, which began in 2011, was prepared by Coffman Associates.
Over the last 20 years, the aircraft noise impact area near Burbank Bob Hope Airport has decreased by 90 percent. This reduction has been achieved in part by quieter jets, a reduced number of airline flights, and the Airport’s aggressive implementation of the measures in its Noise Impact Area Reduction plan. The Airport has sound treated more than 2,200 residences within the current Noise Eligibility Area.
The final draft of the update will be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for acceptance. The FAA requires airports to conduct such a study every five years so that the Airport can receive continued funding for noise mitigation. Once the FAA accepts the final draft, the 65 CNEL contour becomes the basis for future eligibility in the RATP. Residential property owners previously invited to participate in the RATP, but who have not done so, are encouraged to reapply before the boundary recedes.
This holiday season, the Airport has gotten into the spirit of giving with several fundraisers aimed at helping communities in need. On November 9, staff from the Airport Police, Fire, Maintenance and Operations Departments sought donations outside the terminal for the American Red Cross. All proceeds went to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy, which caused widespread devastation after it hit the Northeast United States in late October.
In addition, the Airport’s Holiday Charity Committee is currently raising funds to purchase laptops for the Glendale Salvation Army’s Zone Academy, an after-school tutoring program that serves low-income, at-risk and homeless youth. On November 16, members of the committee hosted the first of three internal fundraiser lunches. The committee hopes to raise at least $2,000 to purchase four laptops.
Staff is also collecting school supplies, such as notebooks, pens and glue sticks, via Salvation Army donation bins placed throughout the administrative buildings. Visitors to the Airport are able to donate funds or school supplies in the Airport’s reception office.
Want to save money on your holiday travels? The Huffington Post suggests you fly out of alternative airports, such as Burbank Bob Hope (BUR), especially if you're traveling to or from the East Coast. Your family and friends will love our low fares, our quick and friendly security lines, and our convenient curbside pick-up!
When ABC7’s George Pennacchio lost his wallet on a recent trip to Las Vegas, the Bob Hope Airport Police Department was on the case! Officer Tom Davenport found the wallet at Gate A4 and returned it to him. Our thanks to Mr. Pennacchio for his gracious note expressing his gratitude.
Worried about catching a winter cold this holiday travel season? The Airport has a series of newly installed hand sanitizer stations, sponsored by Los Robles and West Hills Hospitals, to help you fight germs!