Bob Hope Airport (IATA: BUR, ICAO: KBUR, FAA LID: BUR) is a public use airport three miles (5 km) northwest of downtown Burbank, a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The airport serves the northern Greater Los Angeles area, including Glendale, Pasadena, and the San Fernando Valley. It is closer to Griffith Park and Hollywood than is 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 go mostly to cities in the western United States, but JetBlue Airways has a daily red-eye flight to New York City.
The airport was originally in the city limits, but the north end of Runway 15/33 has been extended into the City of Los Angeles.
BOB HOPE AIRPORT HISTORY
The airport has been known as Angeles Mesa Drive Airport (1928–1930), United Airport (1930–1934), Union Air Terminal (1934–1940), Lockheed Air Terminal (1940–1967), Hollywood-Burbank Airport (1967–1978), Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (1978–2003) and most recently Bob Hope Airport (2003–present).
Boeing Aircraft and Transport (BA&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. BA&T then sought a suitable site for a new airport for PAT, and found one in Burbank. BA&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.
BOB HOPE AIRPORT LOCATION
Bob Hope Airport (IATA: BUR, ICAO: KBUR, FAA LID: BUR) is a public use airport three miles (5 km) northwest of downtown Burbank, a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
BOB HOPE AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 778 ft.
Runway length available: 08/26 5801×150 ft. :: 15/33 6886×150 ft.