BMW Championship

Centennial Airport gets tourney traffic

Deborah Grigsby/Centennial Airport
With no scheduled commercial airline service, Centennial Airport's primary source of traffic is made up of corporate charter and private business jet service. The airport, located just minutes down the road from the BMW Championship at the Cherry Hills Country Club, expects to see an additional 40 to 50 jets on the ramp during the professional golf tournament, which concludes on Sept. 7.
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Big events in the Denver metro area bring a rise in activity to Centennial Airport, and this week's BMW Championship is no different.

One of the most important professional golf tournaments of the year is being played at the Cherry Hills Country Club, not far down the road from the third-busiest general aviation airport in the nation. A mix of superstar golfers, sponsors, spectators and media were expected to touch down for the Sept. 4-7 competition.

The BMW Championship is the second-to-last leg of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs.

Historically, Centennial Airport has been the "airport of choice" for major events, including the 2008 Democratic National Convention and Denver Broncos playoff games, an airport spokeswoman said.

Private jet travel offers greater convenience and a higher level of amenities, making Centennial a draw, the spokeswoman said.

So who are some of the stars who flew into the airport for the BMW this week? Well, confidentiality is another of the airport's perks.