Air Cargo

There are currently seven cargo buildings on the airport property with a total of over 540,000 square feet of operational space. Over the next 20 years, world air cargo traffic will grow 5.2 percent per year. Air freight, including express traffic, will average 5.3 percent annual growth, measured in Revenue-Ton-Kilometers (RTKs).

Loudoun actively seeks dedicated air cargo companies, freight forwarders, and others who need or support this valuable service.

Dulles International Airport Advantages

Listed below are cargo and marketing support incentives for freighter services:

  • Cargo Ramp
    • 93,000 square meters / 1,001,050 square feet
  • Warehouse Space / 6 Cargo Buildings
    • 47,000 square meters / 505,900 square feet
  • 24-Hour Operations
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Foreign Trade Zone #137
  • The Washington Dulles catchment area is large and easily accessible
    • Catchment area is larger than traditional gateway markets such as New York JFK
    • Approximately 56% of the U.S. population resides in areas with overnight delivery from Dulles
    • Larger than new gateways such as Atlanta and Charlotte
    • Excellent access via Road Feeder Service to U.S. Northeast, Southeast and Midwest markets
  • International services have expanded belly cargo capacity significantly in recent years, to more non-stop destinations
  • Washington Dulles Airport has the lowest average taxi and second lowest weather delays on the East Coast
  • Excellent access to Northeast, Southeast and Midwest markets

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Rick Morris

Business Development Officer

Phone 703-737-8386