Denver Centennial Airport

Overview summary

Denver Centennial Airport is a general aviation airport located in Centennial, Colorado to the southeast of Denver in the United States.

Dubbed as one of the leading general aviation airports, the airport only handles private and charter traffic.

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History | Landing at Denver Centennial Airport | Location | Facts | Operating Hours


Denver Centennial Airport was originally named Arapahoe County Airport. It opened on 12th May 1968. It was initially built to serve and drive growth at the first business park in southeast Denver.

The airport was originally operated by Arapahoe County, but in 1975 control was passed onto the newly established Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority.

As a result, the airport is no longer reliant on tax dollars to fund operations but instead relies on revenues generated from use of its facilities.



Denver Centennial Airport is located in the city of Centennial which is to the southeast of Denver.

It is 18 miles away from Downtown Denver which is just a 25 minute drive away.


Airport Codes: IATA – APA, ICAO – KAPA
Latitude: 39°34'12"N
Longitude: 104°50'57"W
Elevation: 5885ft (1794m)
The airport has 3 runways, the longest of which is 10001ft (3048m).

Operating Hours

The airport is open 24 hours a day.


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