Centennial Airport Receives “Colorado Airport of the Year” Award

TSA to expend face mask requirement through January 2022

UPDATED AUG. 19, 2021

A federal law, that went into effect earlier this year that equires individuals to wear a face mask when traveling by ublicly conveyed transportation willbe extended through January 2022. This includes travel by airline and all aircraft for hire to include FAR Part 135, Part 380, and all flight schools including Part 141.

Updated: TSA to extend mask mandate through January 2022 - CBS News

Presidential Order: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/21/executive-order-promoting-covid-19-safety-in-domestic-and-international-travel/ 

Centers for Disease Control ORDER: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Mask-Order-CDC_GMTF_01-29-21-p.pdf

CDC Press Release: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html

UPDATE: KAPA U.S. Customs and Border Protection

In-Office hours for KAPA U.S. Customs and Border Protection 


ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Effective July 1, 2020, Centennial Airport's U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office will have only one officer for international clearances. 

Effective July 1, CBP hours will be:

24/7 Centennial Airport U.S. Customs and Immigration

Centennial Airport offers U.S. Customs and Border Protection services. A certified customs agent is available on-demand, 24/7 to assist with entry clearances into the United States. The Arapahoe County Airport Authority provides the agent as a service to users, there is a fee-based on aircraft weight.

In-office Duty Hours:

Noon to 8 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

An additional fee of $300 will be charged for clearances conducted after normal duty hours.

The U.S. Customs office is located at the airport at:

7601 S. Peoria St., D-16
Englewood, CO 80012
Port Code: 3384
Phone: 303-768-0309
Mobile: 303-472-2766
Fax: 303-768-0784

All clearances will be handled, as usual, meaning prior contact with CBP is required. The same regular, overtime, and holiday rates apply.

Clearances at KAPA will only be permitted from aircraft arriving from countries NOT REQUIRED to go through specific ports of entry due to the pandemic.


Centennial Airport (APA) is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the United States, with more than 344,000 operations each year. Located just minutes from downtown Denver, Centennial Airport is home to four award-winning FBOs and surrounding corporate office parks and businesses that generate more than $2 billion in economic impact. Centennial Airport is a 12-time winner of the Balchen/Post Award, a national honor recognizing excellence in airport snow and ice removal. For more information, visit www.centennialairport.com.



Centennial Airport Names New Executive Director

Director of Planning and Development Mike Fronapfel tapped to become the next airport director.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority announced it has named Michael Fronapfel as its next executive director, effective Oct. 17, replacing outgoing executive director Robert Olislagers.

Fronapfel, who holds a B.S. in Aviation Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver and began his career at Centennial Airport in 1998 as an operations intern. He then went on to become the airport’s very first noise officer and would play an integral role in establishing many of the public outreach programs within the airport’s noise office and programs.

“I am truly honored to follow in the footsteps of director Robert Olislagers,” Fronapfel said. “He has brought so much, not only to this airport, but to the entire aviation industry. I look forward to the opportunity to lead Centennial Airport and to continue the very successful legacy that Robert leaves behind.”

Fronapfel, is a noted speaker on airport planning, development as well as being a pioneer in the use of drones for on-airport inspections. He developed Centennial Airport’s drone program; one of the first in the nation to be recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Mike’s extensive knowledge of the airport, its history, development and tenants, as well as working with the surrounding communities, make him the most qualified candidate for this position.” said Olislagers. “We’ve worked very hard over the years to build longstanding relationships both on and off the airport, and Mike will help ensure a stable and smooth leadership transition.”

Fronapfel was confirmed Oct. 14 by a unanimous vote of the ACPAA Board of Commissioners following interviews and an extensive review and recommendation by ADK, an executive search firm specializing in airport and aerospace executive recruitment and placement.

Speaking for the board, Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, Chair of the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority thanked Robert for his 21 years of outstanding service to the airport. Olislagers will serve in an advisory capacity to the board and staff until January 15, 2022, assisting in the transition and several on-going real estate projects.


Media Contact 
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Public Information Officer 
Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority 
Centennial Airport
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