You know its funny, I pass by Burbank very frequently, every time I take the train down to LA
. There is a Metrolink commuter train station right across the street from the airport, and that makes BUR
super-convenient in my opinion. By train, it is a mere 20 minutes from downtown, and a mere 45 minutes from my house (which is conveniently close to another Metrolink station).
However, unfortunately the area around BUR
is extremely built up. It is surrounded on all sides by shops, offices and industrial areas. So there is relatively little room for expansion of the airport. However, I do hope that the terminals are rebuilt soon. At present, there are no jetways, and neither Terminal A, which is the elongated building that most airlines use, or Terminal B, the high-tech metal shed used by United and American, have them. I would like to see both terminals over time demolished and replaced by larger, more modern terminals that are fully equipped with jetways (while of course leaving the historic original building and control tower intact).
Interestingly enough, I believe United was the airline that built Burbank in the first place, so it is fitting that it remains served by that airline.