Haven’t given an update in a while on the WN operation so I might as well now. As of now, we are still running a 72 turns a day out of Burbank with Gates A1-A7 in full use. Gates A5-A6 will be unusable for -800 aircraft for the foreseeable future and giving only Gate A7 the sole -800 gate for WN operations hence a limited -800 schedule in Burbank for at least a couple more months and into the middle of next year.
Starting in the first week of November, we will be trimming our daily schedule to 58 flights peak a day Mon-Fri. Most of the cuts being the hourly shuttle service to San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento as well as reducing frequency on other routes as well. That being said, the City of Burbank asked WN management to reduce the number of flights temporarily to appease the noise complaints coming out of the airport in recent months. Being that BUR is a CUTE airport, Gates A1-A7 will still be held by WN with the reduced schedule for the holidays. On my previous post, we were in talks with AA on acquiring Gate A8 to increase our daily schedule but due to the recent noise complaints we were forced to back out and AA will still be at A8 and A9 for overflow along with B6.
With that aside, it has been my pleasure to update you guys on the goings at the Bob Hope Airport. This might as well be my last update for BUR as I have accepted a transfer to Los Angeles(LAX) airport for WN. Still a couple more weeks in Burbank so if anything changes I’ll be sure to let you guys in.
Thanks for the updates. Sad we won’t be getting your posts. Good luck at LAX. Hopefully there’s some new blood at that station now. When I was there pre and post 2000 it was awful. I tried getting into BUR for two years and eventually took a transfer to SAN and commuted from the San Fernando Valley daily just to get out of there. A bunch of lazy bad apples at LAX and some crooked sup’s and biased coward managers. I dreamed of working for WN since I was a child living next to BUR and watching planes there from the early days of PSA, Air Cal, Republic and all the carriers from the 80’s and 90’s and eventually WN came to town and I fell in love with them and was saying one day I’ll work for them and I did eventually. My last day was my best day. I never looked back. Sad to see that bad management can kill someone’s dream.
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