Union Air Terminal (now Bob Hope Airport) Burbank, Los Angeles, California

Union Air Terminal (first named United Airport and now Bob Hope Airport) as the airport opened on May 30, 1930

The airport located at Burbank, California has had a number of names through the years:

  • United Airport (1930–1934)

  • Union Air Terminal (1934–1940)

  • Lockheed Air Terminal (1940–1967)

  • Hollywood-Burbank Airport (1967–1978)

  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (1978–2003)

  • Bob Hope Airport (2003–present)

From Wikipedia:

United Airport was dedicated amid much festivity (including an air show) on Memorial Day weekend (May 30 – June 1), 1930. The airport and its handsome Spanish revival terminal was a showy competitor to nearby Grand Central Airport in Glendale, which was then Los Angeles’ main airline terminal. The new Burbank facility was actually the largest commercial airport in the Los Angeles area until it was eclipsed in 1946 by the Los Angeles Airport in Westchester when that facility (formerly Mines Field, then Los Angeles Municipal Airport) commenced scheduled airline operations.


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One Response to Union Air Terminal (now Bob Hope Airport) Burbank, Los Angeles, California

  1. Elizabeth Honnold says:

    One of the treats of my childhood was going out to the Burbank airport and watching the planes come in, watch the lucky people getting off or getting on…going up or down those rollaway metal stairs, and seeing the brave and handsome pilots with their cloud piercing eagle eyes and natty uniforms…ahhh! The capper treat was visiting a real live lion at the Gilmore filling station (what we used to call gas stations, remember?) who was the company mascot for the Gilmore oil folks, whose station was at the corner of the airport road. My father developed a great bedtime story series all about Gilmore the brave lion. Burbank will always be Gilmore territory to me.