Air Cargo


At Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, we provide the service and efficiency your shipping operations demand — outstanding cargo facilities, congestion-free air space, a wide selection of commercial carriers, U.S. Customs service, and a location in easy reach of major U.S. markets as well as the entire Caribbean basin. Find out how we can help your business express itself, too. Call Birmingham Airport Authority at 205-595-0533.

Some of the many reasons to consider Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport for your cargo transportation needs:

  • Available space in current 50,000 square feet, eight-bay cargo building
  • Additional space of 25 acres available for cargo expansion
  • Convenient accessibility to all international markets
  • Port of Entry for US Customs, Federal Inspection Station
  • Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) on and near airport
  • In-bond storage for commercial carriers
  • 24-hour airport operation, no noise restrictions
  • Uncongested airspace
  • Broad selection of commercial air carriers for connections
  • Express and courier services available at airport
  • Excellent aircraft service and support facilities
  • Ground handling companies for your special operating needs
  • Largest passenger airport in the state, less than two hours to Huntsville, Montgomery, and Atlanta.
  • Major distribution center and transportation hub for regional and national companies
  • Strong medical healthcare and biotechnology industries
  • Excellent location for global operations
  • Seven-county metro area with population of more than one million
  • Average household income of $69,052*
  • Well-diversified business center
  • Centrally located for easy access to the Southeastern region
  • Close proximity to three major interstates and two major highways
  • Excellent truck and rail service
  • One of the nation’s leading FBO


*Source: Birmingham Business Alliance 2015 Demographic Summary


Cargo Shippers


Map to Air Cargo Facility