Travelers decline at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport dipped by almost 1% in June compared to a year ago, according to the latest report.

There were 327,858 passengers in June, a 0.98% decline from 331,115 passengers in June 2013, according to a report released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.

That followed a 3.43% decrease in passengers in May, when there were 334,143 passengers, compared to 345,997 passengers in May 2013.

For the first six months of this year, the airport has handled roughly 1.89 million passengers, a 1.45% decrease from about 1.91 million passengers during the same time period last year.

The number of passengers in June was above what was projected in the airport's budget, while the May total was basically right on budget, according to airfield officials.

Parking revenues were up during both months. In May, parking fees generated roughly $1.67 million, a 1.8% hike from about $1.64 million in May 2013. June saw an even bigger increase, with approximately $1.61 million, a roughly 6.4% jump from about $1.51 million the year before.

Passenger tallies were on the rise at other airports in the region in June, except Long Beach Airport, which reported a 2.8% decline.

The number of passengers at Los Angeles International Airport rose by 6.7%, while there was a 5.8% hike at Ontario International Airport and a 1.2% uptick at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

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