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Bob Hope may be cut from Burbank airport's name

Bob Hope may be cut from Burbank airport's name

Over the public-address system, a recorded message welcomes travelers to "Burbank Bob Hope Airport — your gateway to Hollywood." But inside the terminal building this week, airport staff and private consultants recommended adopting a new identity: Los Angeles Burbank Airport. The legal name would remain Bob Hope Airport, but officials were hopeful that adding Los Angeles as a geographic identifier would spur an increase in travelers choosing the Burbank facility. The idea met resistance, not just from the Hope family, but from residents, business representatives and Burbank City Council members. Many supported keeping Hope's name and, perhaps, adding Hollywood....