Published : Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 2:25 PM
The airport, managed by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, a separate government agency created under a joint powers agreement among the three name cities, tallied 364,245 passengers in February, the most recent data available.
This was 61,670 more than the same month last year, according to a report in the Burbank Leader. The article quoted Nerissa Sugars, manager of air service development, who gave a presentation Monday during a meeting of the airport authority.
Several flights had to be canceled due to rainfall, but additional flights added by Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines – and a switch by United Airlines to larger aircraft – helped boost passenger numbers during the month. The Leader listed the following numbers:
Southwest, the largest airline operating at Hollywood Burbank, reported 270,344 passengers in February, up 45,211 compared to the same month in 2017.
Alaska Airlines reported 44,238 passengers in February, up 14,164 compared to the previous year, the LA Times said.
United Airlines reported modest growth – 24,934 passengers, or 4,791 more than last year’s.
Delta Air Lines tallied 8,712 passengers, an increase of 658 compared to the same month in 2017.
JetBlue Airways reported 6,923 passengers, just 306 more than last year.
American Airlines numbers fell, with 9,094 passengers in February, down by 3,460.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) had 6,043,279 passengers, an increase of 439,007 compared to last year.
Parking revenue for Hollywood Burbank is also starting to show positive growth, according to the Burbank Leader.
Denis Carvill, the airport’s deputy executive director of engineering maintenance, operations and airline relations, reported that about $1.5 million was generated from all the parking lots and valet service in February. That is about $200,000 more compared to February 2017 earnings.
The airport also received $197,829 from ride-sharing companies in February, which was $64,269 more than last year, according to Mike Duong, Hollywood Burbank Airport’s senior manager of business and compliance.