Linking Seattle to the World Through Trade
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is a critical trade resource for customers all over the world, offering daily non-stop service to 90 domestic and 25 international destinations. SEA consistently ranks in the Airports Council International (ACI) top 20 cargo airports in North America, and has experienced growth in trade volume during each of the past six years. SEA's Pacific Northwest location makes it an ideal air gateway for cargo between Asia and North America. SEA also offers a similar flight time to major European air cargo hubs. The airport's sizeable and well-populated market catchment area in the Pacific Northwest is served by multiple nonstop all-cargo freighter services and offers significant belly cargo capacity on numerous nonstop wide-body passenger flights. SEA hosts a thriving domestic air cargo market including a growing e-commerce component, serviced by several integrator airlines, domestic all-cargo freighter services, and passenger airlines.
Two neighboring seaports represent one of the most diverse ocean harbor complexes in the United States, home to a wide range of maritime activities that bring trade to the region. Convenient surface transportation options adjacent to major interstate highways, warehouse and distribution centers that are centrally located between the airport and seaports, and container terminals within two miles of the BNSF and Union Pacific rail systems make Seattle the logical choice for moving cargo.