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November passenger numbers climb at Hollywood Burbank Airport

The Hollywood Burbank Airport has a new sign, as seen on the main tower of the airfield, in Burbank
Hollywood Burbank Airport reports its largest number of passengers in November.
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With its holiday numbers starting to trickle in, the Hollywood Burbank Airport reported a 7.9% increase in passengers for November over the same month in 2017.

There were 479,719 passengers who traveled through Burbank’s terminals that month, which was 34,919 more than the year before, said Nerissa Sugars, the airport’s manager of air service development, during a meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Tuesday.

The passenger numbers in November topped the figures posted in October, when 464,607 passengers were reported at the local airfield.

Southwest Airlines, the largest carrier at Hollywood Burbank, had 356,672 passengers for the month, a hike of 23,031 passengers compared to the same month in 2017.


JetBlue Airways continues to see its numbers climb as 19,183 passengers flew with the carrier in November. Sugars said the rise was due to its new service to John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport.

Alaska Airlines reported 54,496 passengers, which was 5,940 more than the previous year.

Delta Airlines also had some growth, reporting 15,694 passengers, an increase of 4,083 because of an increase in available seats on its flights to Salt Lake City International Airport.

American Airlines had a flat outing in November as 10,770 passengers flew with the carrier, just 82 more than in 2017.


United Airlines saw a dip in its numbers, reporting 22,904 passengers, which was 9,295 fewer than the year before.

Looking at other airports in the region, November was a good month for Ontario International Airport, which reported 456,022 passengers, a jump of 45,915 over the year before.

Los Angeles International Airport reported 6,943,318 passengers for the month — 157,345 more compared to the previous year.

Parking revenue is still on a steady incline, though not at the same pace as passengers, which authority commissioners had hoped would occur.

All parking lots and the valet service generated roughly $1.77 million, an increase of about $60,500 over the previous year.

However, the airport received an additional $305,568 from ride-sharing companies for pick-ups and drop-offs that month. It was a $68,793 hike compared to the same month in 2017.

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