We've gathered together some of the most-asked questions about Centennial Airport and organized them, here, for your convenience. Did we miss something? Need a little more detail? Give our front desk a call at 303-790-0598.
Centennial Airport is home to more than 100 individual businesses. You can find a complete list, categories by service and listed alphabetically in our business directory. You can access that directory here: Centennial Airport Business Directory
Centennial Airport does not have scheduled airline service. All flights originating or arriving at Centennial Airport are either private or corporate charter. Please contact any of our charter operators, directly, for information about the perks of private charter.
Centennial Airport is a general aviation airport, meaning that we do not have scheduled commercial airline service, nor do we have traditional airline terminals.
In order to pickup or drop off passengers or crew, it's important to know which of our four full-service FBOs (fixed base operators) and helicopter FBO your aircraft will be using, before arriving at the airport. It's also good to know the aircraft's tail number.
Depending on which FBO your aircraft is using will determine which side of the airport you'll need to travel.
Two FBOs are located on the NORTH side of the airfield:
Signature Flight Support North
Heliplex (Helicopter Only)
The remaining two FBOs are located on the SOUTH side of the airport:
Signature Flight Support South
There are actually two restaurants at Centennial Airport—The Avalanche Grill and The Perfect Landing.
The Avalanche Grill is perfect for lunch or dinner; dine-in or carry out. Enjoy dining above the ice and watch the Colorado Avalanche practice. Full bar service and a variety of sandwiches, wraps, burgers, salads and more is available. Catch your favorite sports on the big screen televisions or take in the whole Front Range from the covered patio, which overlooks the Family Sports Golf Course and has a great outdoor patio with a beautiful view of the mountains, as well as arriving and departing aircraft.
6901 S Peoria St
Centennial, CO 80112
Then, there's The Perfect Landing, Centennial Airport's signature restaurant, located on the second floor of the Denver jetCenter. It's cool. It's classy and has one of the most magnificent views for dinner you'll find in south Denver. You'll also find one of the best wine lists in town.
To find the Perfect Landing, simply come into the airport using Peoria. As you travel south, toward the air traffic control tower, look to the right for the big red jetCenter sign. There's plenty of free parking in the main parking lot. You should see the public entry point under the canopy.
The Perfect Landing Restaurant
7625 S. Peoria St.
Englewood, CO 80112
Centennial Airport—then Arapahoe County Airport—opened on Saturday, May 12, 1968 when Arapahoe County was nothing more than an open prairie. Since then, what started as a reliever airport for Stapleton has now grown into one of the biggest economic engines in Colorado.
Home to three award-winning full-service FBOs, one helicopter-only FBO and five flight training centers, Centennial Airport is one of busiest general aviation airports in the nation.
While we do not have scheduled commercial airline serves, our operations numbers can—and do—rival some of the more recognizable airports across the country.
But we understand we are still part of a growing community and through programs like the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable we work together with our surrounding neighborhoods to find a workable balance between the needs of the community and the needs of the airport.
Residents may report noise concerns in two ways:
Want a more active role? Join the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable. They meet the first Wednesday of each month. Visit this link to learn more: http://centennialairportnoise.com/
Centennial Airport is an exciting place to do business. Whether you're connecting people, places or product, we're the place where business, literally, takes off. One of the nation's premier business airports, Centennial is located in the heart of the Denver Tech Center, surrounded by 23 business parks and 6,000 businesses that produce more than 27 percent of the state's GDP.
Just minutes from downtown Denver, the Centennial Airport is a powerful economic engine in its own right, generating $2.1 billion in annual output statewide, sustaining 7,000 full and part-time positions—many of them skilled.
Also an international airport, Centennial supports global business enterprise while ensuring local access through ideas, strategic partnerships, and competitive excellence.
If you're interested in doing business at Centennial Airport, you'll need to submit a completed application under the airport's Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities to the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority for consideration by the ACPAA Board.
If you would like more information about our Minimum Standards, please contact Luke Skaflen at email@example.com.
Centennial Airport is an exciting place to do business—and our magnificent views make it the perfect venue for your upcoming event.
If you're looking to host an event at Centennial Airport, please contact the tenant directly. Because each hangar is privately owned or leased, the Airport Authority cannot negotiate terms for use.
The Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority also has meeting space available in The Hanger which is free for airport tenants to use. For more information, call 303-790-0598.
One of the most desirable event venues at the airport is the Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight — up to 19,000 square feet available and a to-die-for view of the crosswind runway.
Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight Center
13005 Wings Way, Englewood, CO 80112
Centennial Airport is a beautiful location. With its iconic tower and majestic mountain range backdrop, it offers one of the most breathtaking views in south Denver. However, it's important to realize that while Centennial Airport is a public-use airport, it sits on private property—property owned by the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority and then leased to individual businesses.
Commercial photographers—including wedding and portrait photographers—must have explicit permission from the leaseholder (fixed-base operator), or be under contract or have an agreement with the leaseholder or aircraft owner prior to your photoshoot. Please contact them to arrange for your shoot.
You must have approval and sponsorship of the leaseholder to photograph on airport property.
Commercial shoots using large domes, softboxes, and flash must also coordinate this with Airport Operations as these items pose a certain safety risk to pilots. For questions, please call 303-790-0598 during regular business hours.
Photographers who cannot show proof of reason to be on the airfield will be asked to leave.
Credentialed media should contact the airport public information officer at 303-218-2929.
A discovery flight is a great gift idea for ages 16 and up. Simply contact any of the flight training centers located at the airport and ask about their "discovery flight" program. Programs vary between the flight centers, so you'll need to speak with them about the specifics.
You'll find all of the flight training centers that offer incentive flights listed in our BUSINESS DIRECTORY.