Airport Passenger Traffic on Rebound

May’s passenger count at Hollywood Burbank Airport was more than six times greater than the tally in May 2020, the airport reported recently.

More than 245,000 paying passengers boarded flights or deplaned at the airport in May, according to a staff report submitted to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for its July 19 meeting. Fewer than 40,000 passengers were recorded at the airport in the same month last year as the COVID-19 pandemic raged.

“It’s actually very gratifying to see that we’re starting to experience the recovery,” Frank Miller, executive director of the airport, said in a recent interview. “To be honest with you, I think we as much as anyone else in our industry [were] a little surprised to see how quickly it seems to be happening, especially in Burbank.”

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