Hollywood Burbank Airport Breaks Ground on New Terminal

Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) has broken ground on its passenger terminal replacement project: Elevate BUR.

This milestone follows a successful vote in which residents of the city gave their approval for the project. This paves the way for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) to deliver a safer, modern, and more convenient passenger terminal.

More than 250 community leaders and local stakeholders came together to celebrate the start of construction for this project
More than 250 community leaders and local stakeholders came together to celebrate the start of construction for this project

The Elevate BUR project will construct a new terminal in the northeast quadrant of Hollywood Burbank Airport, across the airfield from the current terminal.

This new 355,000-square-foot, 14-gate facility will replace the existing terminal to meet FAA standards and State building requirements, while also improving the overall passenger experience.

Frank Miller, Executive Director of Hollywood Burbank Airport said:

“We’re excited to celebrate this milestone that brings us one step closer to a more elevated travel experience for our passengers. I want to thank our Commissioners and the Burbank residents for their support, without which this project will not be possible.”

Specifically, the new terminal amenities will include shopping and dining options, upgraded restrooms, more space for passenger movements, a new ticketing lobby, a new baggage screening system and an updated TSA checkpoint.

To improve access and safety, the new design also adds distance between airport runways and the terminal building. The plans include a 45,900-square-foot aircraft parking area for boarding and deplaning, a new parking structure with EV charging and a new on-airport access road.

What’s more, the design meets the most recent earthquake design and ADA accessibility standards.

In terms of sustainability, the new terminal is anticipated to achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification. It will help reduce the airport’s overall emissions with features such as EV charging, electric ground service equipment, water use reduction and connections to the regional transit network.

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