Sun Valley Jose Mier On Our Close Neighbor
Good Old (Literally) Burbank Airport
We at Sun Valley Jose Mier always promote tourism to our community and that includes arrival by air. What do you know about our own little airport?
The Hollywood Burbank Airport, previously known as the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, is located in Burbank, California, USA. The airport has a rich history dating back to the 1920s when it was originally known as United Airport.
In 1930, the airport was renamed the Union Air Terminal and became the main airport for the Los Angeles area. During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a training facility and was later returned to civilian use in 1946.
In 1961, the airport was renamed the Hollywood-Burbank Airport, and in 1978 it was renamed again to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport to reflect the joint ownership of the airport by these three cities.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the airport experienced significant growth and underwent numerous renovations and expansions. In 2003, the airport was once again renamed the Bob Hope Airport in honor of the famous comedian and longtime Burbank resident.
In 2017, the airport was renamed back to its original name, the Hollywood Burbank Airport, as part of a rebranding effort aimed at attracting more passengers and improving the airport’s image. Today, the airport serves millions of passengers each year and is a popular alternative to the larger and more congested Los Angeles International Airport.
According to data from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in 2019, Southern California airports (including Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport, Ontario International Airport, and others) collectively served approximately 123.6 million passengers. However, it is important to note that these figures are pre-pandemic and may have been affected by changes in travel patterns due to COVID-19.
The most popular airport in Southern California is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It is the largest and busiest airport in the region and serves as a major international gateway to the United States. Other popular airports in Southern California include John Wayne Airport (SNA), located in Orange County, and San Diego International Airport (SAN).