Centennial Airport Rumor Control Page
Nobody likes rumors, and that includes us. Centennial Airport has created this page to help identify misinformation before it spreads throughout the airport community. Have a question or want clarification on a rumor? We're listening!
HELP US PREVENT MISINFORMATION: Report a rumor here.
NOT TRUE!: While the KAPA tower was on the preliminary list of airports identified by the FAA as potential candidates for reduced hours of operation. However, KAPA was removed from the list April 27. At this time the airport and the air traffic control tower remain FULLY OPERATIONAL 24/7.
NOT TRUE!: As part of the national airport system and an airport that receives federal funding, Centennial Airport cannot arbitrarily close. There are NO PLANS TO CLOSE Centennial Airport. At this time the airport remains FULLY OPERATIONAL 24/7.
NOT TRUE! The Centennial Airport ATCT is and WILL REMAIN OPERATIONAL 24/7. If you're the one that started this rumor, don't expect a holiday card from us.
FACT: Effective March 17, 2020, Centennial Airport Administrative offices will close to the general public. NATA fingerprinting services and in-office gate card services have been suspended in an effort to minimize the potential for exposure to the COVID-19 virus. There are some limited things we can still help you with over the phone or online. Please do not come to the building. Call us! 303-790-0598.
FACT: The Perfect Landing has announced it will be closed through May 10, 2020. This means the restaurant and the bar are closed to the public. Only aircraft catering orders—placed 24-hours in advance—will be accepted. To place an aircraft catering order, please call 303-649-4478.
NOT TRUE: Many privately-owned aircraft at Centennial Airport are owned and operated by individuals, businesses, and organizations that fall into the category of "critical business," as defined by the Executive Order signed by Gov. Polis on March 25, 2020. These include medical, medivac, food services, small cargo, fire prevention, law enforcement, public safety, and others. General aviation has always been a critical part of helping communities, especially during times of emergency and disaster, and Centennial Airport remains open to support these important missions.