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Hollywood Burbank Airport Closes a Terminal, Consolidates Operations

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Quaint yet usually busy Hollywood Burbank Airport — an in-city airport in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley — will temporarily close a terminal tomorrow.

Decreased flight operations and passenger totals caused by the coronavirus pandemic are to blame.

A Delta Connection Embraer 175 operated by SkyWest Airlines is seen at the Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) in October 2019.
Boarding a Delta Connection flight at Hollywood Burbank Airport’s Terminal B

Terminal B occupants Alaska, Delta, United airlines will move over to Terminal A. Their new neighbors include American, Southwest, and Spirit Airlines. JetBlue announced yesterday it’s suspending flights from Burbank as well as Ontario airport.

Two long-term parking lots and the valet parking option are also closed. (For updates, visit the airport’s website.)

Southwest 737s are parked at gates at Hollywood Burbank Airport / Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California. (BUR)
Southwest 737s at Hollywood Burbank Airport’s Terminal A

The existing passenger terminals are scheduled to be replaced by a new, 14-gate terminal. Construction is scheduled to begin next year.

The airport is popular with many Angelenos. Although lacking lounges and far from chic, it’s much easier to access than its behemoth counterpart, LAX. It features two, perpendicular runways — including one (RWY 8/26) that’s very short; some travelers compare it to a commercial airport version of an aircraft carrier.

BUR (which has been through seven name changes) is cherished by classic movie lovers because of its ties to the iconic film Casablanca. Ironically, none of the movie was shot at Burbank; Van Nuys Airport and stages at Warner Bros. a few miles away doubled for the airport.

Final Approach

Frankly, Terminal B is rather underwhelmingly and cramped. But this is still sad news for the airport and travel industry. Here’s hoping Terminal B is back up and operating soon.

— Chris

H/T: John O.

 

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3 Comments

  1. SO_CAL_RETAIL_SLUT Reply

    2019 and leading into 2020 have been the worst years at Burbank – simply because of what was a roaring economy – airlines have added more and more flights – such as DL to Atlanta and AA to DFW among many others.

    Once what was (and temporarily now) an easy airport to get into and out of with relative ease has become jammed with additional passengers and the arrival of the ride sharing companies.

    I do long for the days when UA would operate 767’s nonstop between ORD and BUR.

    You’re right the – to a point- BUR is quicker to get to for my travels than LAX – and the number of non-stop flight opportunities has grown with carriers using more and more mainline aircraft.

    You know BUR has become too popular when Spirit began offering service in 2019…lol

    SO_CAL_RETAIL_SLUT

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