Global Economy and Service

The business for international air cargo and passenger carriers is here now – and that business is growing at a faster pace than ever before. As companies in the Charlotte region expand their international reach, they will seek convenient and cost-effective international services provided by Charlotte Douglas International Airport. In addition to local companies looking to expand globally, international firms have located in Charlotte, seeing opportunities that span from the region's well-diversified economy and business community.

Charlotte is the center of the Southeast's largest major trading area and is the center of the fourth largest manufacturing concentration in the U.S. 

With its well-planned facilities, efficient operation and reasonable fee structure, CLT offers major benefits to international carriers looking to serve the region. Most importantly, the Airport is committed to attracting quality carriers that can support international service.

Did you know that...

  • 850 foreign owned firms are located within the region
  • There are 635 foreign owned firms with facilities in Mecklenburg County alone, including:

127 German owned firms
84 British owned firms
57 Canadian owned firms
55 Japanese owned firms
41 French owned firms
41 Swiss owned firms

For more information about opportunities at CLT Airport, review the Quick Caller document and contact Airport staff.