Hollywood Burbank Airport, operated by the tri-city Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, has reported another increase in passengers numbers – up by about 12 percent during April compared to the same month last year.
Nerissa Sugars, manager of air service development for Hollywood Burbank, said the airport tallied 439,597 passengers during the month, a jump of 47,509 more than April 2017. Sugars gave the report Monday during a meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
The report said Southwest Airlines, the largest airline operating at Hollywood Burbank, reported 320,505 passengers in April, 28,904 more than the previous year. Southwest’s figures in April were close to its numbers from March, when the airline had 320,222 passengers.
Alaska Airlines also had a strong outing at the airport, reporting 55,623 passengers for April, or 12,420 more than last year’s figures, according to airport and aviation industry magazine Aviation Pros.
United Airlines reported 31,793 passengers going through Hollywood Burbank in April, an increase of 5,879 over the previous year.
Delta Airlines officials reported 10,431 passengers for April, a boost of 945 over the same month last year. Sugars said the increase could be attributed to the airline’s new flights to and from Salt Lake City.
JetBlue Airways had 8,167 passengers for the month, only 202 more than in 2017.
American Airlines continued its downward trend at Hollywood Burbank, reporting 13,078 passengers in April, down by 841 compared to the previous year. Hollywood Burbank’s senior deputy executive director John Hatanaka said the sliding numbers are due to American Airlines keeping its focus on its terminal project at Los Angeles International Airport.
Hollywood Burbank officials also reported parking revenue at the airport is trending upward. Total parking revenue for April was about $1.8 million, about $200,000 more than the previous year, according to Denis Carvill, deputy executive director of operations at the airport.
Revenue collected from ride-sharing companies also increased for the month, airport officials said.