Burbank Airport Cleared to Open; Airlines Have Not Scheduled Flights for Today

FAA Issues Notice of Security Compliance

BURBANK, Calif., September 13, 2001 — The Federal Aviation Administration notified Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport at 11:30 a.m. that the airport meets current aviation security requirements as established by the FAA.  The airport is therefore open and available to the airlines and the traveling public.  However, the five major carriers serving Burbank – Southwest, United, American, America West, and Alaska – have no announced flights scheduled at the present time, and none are expected today.

As always, travelers are urged to monitor airline announcements about the resumption of service and confirm specific traveling arrangements prior to coming to the airport.

“Our team has worked hard to provide airport facilities that will meet the needs of the traveling public in this time of enhanced security.  We look forward to welcoming our patrons back, and they will still find an airport that serves them and appreciates them,” said Dios Marrero, executive director.

The FAA is posting a roster of U.S. airports that are cleared for operation on its website, www.faa.gov/.  The site is being continually updated.

When flights do resume, passengers will find significant added security measures in place at the airport.  The airport roadway system will be open for picking up and dropping off passengers at the curb, but the driver must leave immediately afterwards.  There will be no curbside check-in; passengers must check their luggage at the airline ticket counter.  However, skycaps will be available to assist in moving luggage from the front sidewalk to the ticket counter if needed.

Only ticketed passengers will be allowed beyond the security checkpoints.  Travelers should take care in choosing personal belongings; no knives of any kind will be permitted.  All travelers must be prepared to show proper identification.

Short-term parking will be available in the parking structure opposite the main terminal entrance, but 60 spaces have been eliminated due to security requirements.  Patrons are encouraged to use remote lots A, B and C and reach the terminal by tram.