Scheduled Airline Flights Achieve 97% Compliance with Voluntary Curfew

Three Pre-7 A.M. Departures Now Leave the Gate at 6:50 A.M. or Later, Increasing Likelihood of Post-7 A.M. Takeoff; No Airline Departures or Arrivals Scheduled After 10 P.M. with Exception of 5:32 A.M. Cargo Arrival

BURBANK, Calif., October 21, 2003 — Scheduled airline departures and arrivals at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport during the nighttime hours of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. have reached the lowest level since the 1980s following a series of schedule changes over the summer and fall months.

A report released to the Airport Authority October 20th shows only three airline departures scheduled prior to 7 a.m. — 6:50 a.m., 6:51 a.m. and 6:55 a.m. The departure time is when the aircraft pushes back from the terminal gate, and in most instances, taxiing to the north end of the airfield requires enough time so that actual lift-off occurs at 7 a.m. or later.

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