Our 2021 in numbers
The pickup in air traffic during the second half of the year resulted in a positive impact on operating performance.
With a view to protecting everyone’s health and safety, passengers and operators alike, we have continued to improve our facilities and services, including by introducing a number of tools that leverage digital applications.
Evolution, transformation, readiness
The difficult economic and financial backdrop against which our industry is operating has not prevented us from setting ambitious goals, focusing on the transition to smarter and greener ways of doing business.
* Following the application of IFRS 5, the 2020 restated income statement does not include the figures of SEA Energia SpA, which are recorded in the line “Net result from assets held for sale”.
The role played by our airports
Our airports are at the service of the region, as they help provide momentum to the economy and make travelling possible for those who need to move, while ensuring the protection of the natural ecosystem.
Milan Malpensa Cargo City
Malpensa Cargo City is the national hub for the distribution of import and export goods. It played a key role in 2020, when cargo flights increased in response to both the large inflow of anti-Covid medical equipment and the upsurge of e-commerce.
In 2021, it took centre stage again as a leading hub for merchandise trade, posting record results, even surpassing 2019 figures.
- Milan Malpensa: ranked 7th in Europe for cargo traffic in 2021
- Approximately 742 thousand tons: goods transported in 2021 (+45.1%)
Our business in numbers
Work for the improvement of infrastructure facilities at Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa airports will continue.
The Commercial Aviation business includes the Aviation business — operating, developing and maintaining airport infrastructure and providing SEA Group customers with services related to aircraft landing and departure and airport security — and Non-Aviation business — commercial services for passengers, operators and visitors, and real estate sector.
The General Aviation business includes the full range of services related to business traffic at the West apron of Linate airport and at Malpensa.
Looking to the future
Investments to ensure airport safety, regulatory compliance, business continuity and passenger service delivery were confirmed.
Milan Malpensa: terminal
- Security infrastructure facilities and systems were upgraded and renovated
- A new self-service bag drop service came on stream
Milan Malpensa: flight infrastructure
- Extraordinary maintenance work on runway 17L/35R, with a major upgrade of two-thirds of the runway surface, taxiways and aircraft parking aprons.
Milan Linate: terminal
- New smart security lines were deployed
- New commercial areas were opened
- A new food&beverage area was opened
- Vertical links with the M4 underground line to Milan were implemented.
Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate: ICT projects
- Technologies to cope with the Covid-19 emergency were honed.
- Technologies to address Cybersecurity issues were implemented.
- An airport Digital Marketplace was completed.
- Biometric technology was adopted to deliver seamless services to passengers.