The City of Burbank and the Bob Hope Airport are working together to create a vision for the Airport and its surrounding area. This vision includes the Airport’s continuing importance to the City’s economy, noise impacts from air operations, the potential development of a replacement 14-gate terminal, development of the Lockheed B-6 property (known as the Opportunity Site), and regional transportation issues and opportunities.
Under the provisions of Measure B, an initiative ordinance passed by Burbank voters in 2000, a replacement terminal can only be built if and when Burbank voters approve its construction. To this end, the Airport and the City are holding a series of community workshops designed to inform residents about the need for a replacement terminal and to receive feedback on the initial plans for the new facility and the B-6 Opportunity Site.
The Burbank community was invited to attend three Future of the Airport study sessions held throughout September. The first session reviewed Airport noise issues. The other two addressed the concept for a Replacement Terminal and potential development on the Opportunity Site. Coverage of the replacement terminal workshop is available in the Burbank Leader, on CBS Los Angeles, and at myBurbank.com.
On October 1, there will be a City Council Town Hall to discuss the outcomes of the September workshops. The session will be held at Luther Burbank Middle School and will begin at 7 p.m. Burbank residents who cannot attend the Town Hall are invited to visit the Airport’s City-Airport Visioning Process webpage to view the replacement terminal presentation, express their comments and concerns, and to learn about future community workshops.
There’s still time left to enter the Airport’s “Win a Trip for Two to the UCLA-Oregon Game” sweepstakes, which runs through October 10. By “liking” the Airport’s official Facebook page and filling out the sweepstakes form, entrants have a chance to win two tickets to the UCLA-Oregon football game at Autzen Stadium on October 26, two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines from Burbank Bob Hope Airport to Portland International Airport, one night at the Valley River Inn, and a dinner for two at the Oregon Electric Station. Sweepstakes entrants must be over 18 years of age and live in the United States.
The Airport will continue to run contests and promotions throughout the fall season. Anyone who enrolls a credit or debit card in the Thanks Again program at BUR during the month of October will be entered to win 5,000 airlines miles or hotel points. The winner will be chosen at random and announced in mid-November.
From November 1 through December 13, football fans across the nation will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes that will give one lucky winner two tickets to the 100th Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2014. The prize package will include two round-trip airline tickets with Burbank Bob Hope Airport as the destination, a hotel stay, and a dinner for two. The sweepstakes will be hosted on the Airport’s official Facebook page.
Amelia Earhart is the subject of the Airport’s latest tower banner, which was installed in mid-September. The banner is the work of Pasadena High School graduate Sadie Goff, one of the winners of the 2013 Tower Banner Student Art Contest. Hers is the first of the three winning banners to be displayed on the Airport tower. The rest of the winning artwork for 2013 is available on the Airport’s website.
With the beginning of the new school year, the Airport Authority is soliciting entries for the seventh year of the contest. This year’s aviation-related theme is “Skies of Freedom.” A winner from a public high school in each of the Airport’s three districts (Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena Unified) will be selected by each city’s Arts Commission in March 2014, and the winning artwork will be displayed on the façade of the Airport terminal for rotating periods of approximately three months, beginning in September 2014. Second- and third-place winners, along with the first-place winners, will be displayed in Terminal B. Each school district will also receive $3,000 to help support and promote the districts’ education programs for the arts.
CUPPS installation is now complete! The new Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS) is fully installed in both Terminals A and B. Passengers are now enjoying more convenient check-in kiosks, airline ticket counters, flight information displays, and baggage claim information displays. These displays provide up-to-date flight information in many locations throughout the terminal, and allow passengers to check in at any kiosk in the facility, regardless of the airline on which they are flying.
Tired of traffic? Take the train to the plane! The Airport offers free shuttle service to and from both the North Hollywood Red Line and Downtown Burbank Metrolink stations. Passengers who take the train directly to the Bob Hope Airport Train Station can use the Airport phone, located just to the west of the station platform, to order a free shuttle to the terminal.