Schkeuditz is a large district town in the administrative district of North Saxony in the north-west of Saxony. It is located halfway between Leipzig in the southeast and Halle in the northwest and is the third largest town in the district.
Schkeuditz is best known as the site of Leipzig-Halle Airport, which is located to the north of the town, and for the Schkeuditzer Kreuz, Germany's first motorway interchange.
The city's economy is dominated by Leipzig/Halle Airport. This also results in a very good ratio of 814 jobs per 1000 inhabitants, which means that there are more jobs in Schkeuditz than people capable of working. Therefore, the town is a commuter town. Schkeuditz is home to numerous companies in the logistics sector, for example Deutsche Post operates a mail and a parcel centre here. The postal subsidiary DHL has located its European air freight hub here, the DHL Hub Leipzig, including the aircraft maintenance company European Air Transport Leipzig, and the city is the headquarters of the cargo airline Aerologic, a joint venture of DHL and Lufthansa Cargo.
The federal motorway 9 (Berlin-Munich) and the federal motorway 14 (Magdeburg-Dresden) meet at the Schkeuditz junction, directly northwest of the town.
Schkeuditz is connected to the railway network via the Magdeburg-Leipzig railway line and the (Ebensfeld-)Gröbers-Leipzig railway line.
The town is connected to the Leipzig tram network by tram line 11 of the Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe. It has its final stop in the centre of Schkeuditz.