Airport (IATA: APA, ICAO: KAPA, FAA LID: APA) is a public
use airport owned by the Arapahoe County Public
Airport Authority in
the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area, 15 nautical miles
(17 mi, 28 km) southeast of downtown Denver, Colorado,
USA. Located in Dove Valley, a census designated place in
Arapahoe County, the airport’s runways extend into Douglas
2 Airlines and destinations
3 See also
5 External links
Diagram as of February 2008
The airport opened on May 12, 1968 as Arapahoe County Airport, and was
renamed on July 13, 1984. The new name reflects Colorado’s admission
to the Union as the 38th state in 1876, the centennial of the United
States Declaration of Independence.
In 1985 a new control tower was built. It is an international airport
with continuous U.S. Customs services and is one of the busiest
general aviation airports in the
United States with an average of 874
operations per day. The
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration control
tower and associated air traffic control services are continuous;
Runway 35R has a
Category I Instrument Approach.
Airport covers 1,400 acres (567 ha) at an elevation of
5,885 feet (1,794 m). It has three asphalt runways: 17L/35R is 10,001
by 100 feet (3,048 x 30 m); 17R/35L is 7,000 by 77 feet (2,134 x 23
m); 10/28 is 4,800 by 75 feet (1,463 x 23 m). In 2010 the airport
had 283,186 aircraft operations, average 775 per day: 86% general
aviation, 11% air taxi, and 3% military. 858 aircraft were then based
at this airport: 67% single-engine, 16% multi-engine, 14% jet, and 2%
Key Lime Air
Key Lime Air and Air Methods, have their corporate
headquarters on the airport property.
The National Plan of Integrated
Airport Systems for 2011–2015
categorized the airport as a reliever airport.
Airlines and destinations
Denver Air Connection
operated by Key Lime Air
Columbus–Rickenbacker, Des Moines, Portland (OR)
Western Air Express
Salt Lake City
List of airports in the Denver area
^ a b c d FAA
Airport Master Record for APA (Form 5010 PDF). Federal
Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
^ "Dove Valley Business Park". Dove Valley Metropolitan District.
Retrieved 2015-03-11. The postal designation of Englewood, a
city located some 7 miles (11 km) west of Dove Valley CDP, is
used in the airport’s mailing address. Centennial Airport: Contact
Details Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved
^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Dove Valley CDP, CO" (Archive).
U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 1, 2015.
^ "Directions" (). Centennial Airport. Retrieved on April 1, 2015.
^ FlightAware > Resources >
Airport > Centennial Airport
(Denver, Colorado) [KAPA/APA]
^ "About." Key Lime Air. Retrieved on April 2, 2015. "Based at
Airport in Englewood Colorado,
Key Lime Air
Key Lime Air is
strategically positioned to be able to offer convenient service to
either the West coast, Central or East coast of the United States."
and "13252 E. Control Tower Rd. Englewood, CO 80112"
^ "Contact Us". Air Methods. Retrieved April 2, 2015. Corporate
Headquarters 7211 S. Peoria Englewood, CO 80112 and Air Methods’
headquarters are located on the north side of Centennial
Englewood – West side of Peoria Street, just south of Easter
^ "Arapahoe County Assessor". Arapahoe County. Retrieved 2 April
^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of
Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October
4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on
Media related to Centennial
Airport at Wikimedia Commons
Centennial Airport, official site
Airport (APA) at
Colorado DOT airport directory
Aerial image as of April 2002 from
USGS The National Map
Airport Diagram (PDF), effective March 29, 2018
FAA Terminal Procedures for APA, effective March 29, 2018
Resources for this airport:
FAA airport information for APA
AirNav airport information for KAPA
ASN accident history for APA
FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
NOAA/NWS latest weather observations
SkyVector aeronautical chart, Termina