Hollywood-Burbank International Airport

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Hollywood – Burbank International Airport

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About Burbank-Bob Hope Airport

Hollywood Burbank International Airport changed its name from the Burbank Bob Hope Airport in 2016 and saw over 2 million passengers passing through its doors yearly.

Burbank Airport (BUR) Location

Hollywood Burbank Airport is located 3 miles northwest of L.A.’s downtown Burbank and serves the northern part of Los Angeles, including the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena, and Glendale. It’s also much closer to Hollywood and Griffith Park than Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It is the only airport directly connected to downtown Los Angeles by a rail connection. The airport used to be located entirely within the city limits of Burbank; since Runway 15/33 was extended at the north end, KBUR now extends slightly into Los Angeles.


Burbank Private Plane Facilities

KBUR boasts two runways, with most flights taking off from Runway 15 and landing on Runway 8. Two fixed-base operators (FBO) terminal facilities have 24 hours of service daily. With amenities for travel into Los Angeles and the surrounding cities, including town cars, limousines, and rental cars.

Hollywood-Burbank Airport Information & BUR Key Facts

Operating hours: 24 hours

FBOs: There are 2 fixed-based operators located at Hollywood Burbank, and with a full range of services provided, it enables BUR to be among the top of L.A.’s private jet airports.

15/33 – 6,886 ft. long (north-south direction)
8/26 – 5,802 ft. long (east-west direction)

Airport Codes: BUR (FAA and IATA), KBUR (ICAO)
Lat/Long: N34-12.0/W118-21.5
U.S. Customs: No
Address: 2627 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA, 91505

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Burbank was initially opened in 1930 by the United Airports Company of California, Ltd, called United Airport. During this time, it served as a base for several of Amelia Earhart’s flights and other pioneering aviators. Then, in 1934, its name was changed to Union Air Terminal before changing again in 1940 to become Lockheed Air Terminal after Lockheed Aircraft Company purchased it.

This name remained for 27 years until it became Hollywood-Burbank Airport. Over the next 50 years, it went through several more name changes, including the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (1978) and the Bob Hope Airport (2003), before going back to Hollywood Burbank Airport (without the hyphen this time, though!) in 2016.

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