Limited Flights Possible By Late Afternoon; Southwest, American Remain Closed

BURBANK, Calif., September 12, 2001, 9:15 a.m.— Airlines serving Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport report this morning that they are in the process of implementing security procedures issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, and that limited service could resume by 3 p.m. today at the earliest. Two of the airlines say they will offer no flights at all today.

Local station managers said Southwest and American Airlines will offer no flights.  America West may offer flights by 3 p.m., but that status could change.  United may offer flights by 4 p.m., and Alaska Airlines may offer service by 6 p.m.  All flight status is subject to further verification today.

Travelers are urged to monitor today’s developments and seek individual airline information from the airline’s phone reservation system or website.

Burbank Airport will also post updates at the airport website,

The Airport Authority is also moving to implement those FAA security measures within the airport’s purview.  The airport will be ready to accommodate the traveling public whenever flights do start again.