Bob Hope Airport
The Burbank- Glendale-Pasadena Airport will be renamed the Bob Hope Airport in a brief ceremony to be held in front of the main terminal building Wednesday, December 17 at 10:00 am. Media coverage is invited.
The ceremony, which falls on the day our nation commemorates the Centennial of Flight, will feature a special fly-over of World War II aircraft by the Commemorative Air Force. Local officials, invited community leaders, celebrities and members of the Bob Hope family will attend.
This past November the city councils of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena voted unanimously to rename the airport in honor of the legendary entertainer who lived and worked in the tri-city area for more than 65 years. Inthe entire history of show business, no individual toured so often to entertain so many as Bob Hope. For six decades Mr. Hpe traveled the glove to entertain our servicemen and women and was instrumental in entertaining our soldiers so far away from home. Mr. Hope died July 27, 2003 at the age of 100 at his home in Toluca Lake.
The Airport was built by a sister company to United Airlines and opened in 1930. Lockheed Aircraft purchased the airport in 1940 and operated it until its sale to the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena forming the Burbank Airport in 1978.