THE BOB HOPE AIRPORT
|The Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California is a convenient, traveler friendly airport in the best location for access to and from Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. It is the closest airport to Downtown L.A., Hollywood, Disney, Warner Bros., NBC, Universal Studios, the Rose Bowl, Dodger Stadium, Griffith Park, L.A. Zoo, Autry Museum, Magic Mountain and much more.
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More Airport Than You Thought!
Bob Hope Airport began its history as United Airport when it opened on Memorial Day weekend, 1930. Built by the United Airports Company of California, Ltd., it was said to be the first multimillion-dollar airport in the country, and it quickly became the primary airport for the greater Los Angeles region. Many of the early heroes of aviation frequented the facility, especially those connected with nearby Lockheed Aircraft Company, such as Wiley Post, Amelia Earhart, and Charles Lindbergh.In 1940, as World War II approached, Lockheed purchased the airport and began expanding its facilities in support of the war effort on land adjacent to the airport’s runways. Lockheed changed the airport’s name to Lockheed Air Terminal and continued to operate it as a commercial airport, even as thousands of B-17s, Hudson bombers, and P-38 fighters rolled off the assembly lines.After the war, all the major carriers moved to Los Angeles Municipal Airport, today’s LAX. But airline service returned to Burbank in a big way when jet airliners capable of using Burbank’s short runways came along in the late 1960s, and the airport caught on as the most convenient place for a quick flight to the Bay Area.Lockheed sold the airport in 1978 to an airport authority created by Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena, and the 2.5 million people living within 15 miles of the airport have continued to attract airline service up and down the West Coast as well as to mid-continent hubs such as Denver and Dallas-Ft. Worth, and now even nonstop flights to New York.The airport was renamed in honor of legendary entertainer Bob Hope in December, 2003. It is a vital part of the Southern California airport system, serving 5 million passengers each year.
VSP Parking, serving the Bob Hope/Burbank Airport, is located at 2612 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank, California . Thank you for visiting www.vspparking.com For additional information, please call (818) 842-5702.