SEA Group is a fundamental driver of development for Lombardy region.

This is true particularly for municipalities neighbouring the airports, which benefit in a continuous and stable way from economic advantages provided by the employment and by the distribution of the added value perceived by SEA employees’ families and by other companies and entities operating within the airport system.

There is no doubt that Milan airport system has been acting as a capital attractor, job generator, and activator or catalyst of investment initiatives for the whole territory.

Its role as an extraordinary driver in some specific economic sectors such as tourism, logistics, transport and trade is also evident.

In line with the most widely accepted approaches in the literature concerning infrastructure and transport networks, analyses of the direct, indirect, spin-off and catalytic impact were combined and integrated, in order to understand the socioeconomic impact for which the airport is directly responsible, in addition to as a generator, rather than an activator, or a central actor, although not exclusively.

Overall socioeconomic impact of Malpensa

Putting together the results obtained from the estimates of the different types of impacts considered, it emerges that the overall socio-economic impact of Malpensa in 2020 - with variable degrees of intensity within a regional catchment area, which, based on the processes considered, stretches from the immediate hinterland, to Lombardy, to the entire north of Italy - corresponds to over Euro 21 billion of production value generated, and the creation of over 170,000 jobs.

Direct socioeconomic impact of Linate airport

Regarding direct impacts, as many as 326 businesses were active around Linate, up -4.7% on the previous year, providing for an estimated 11 thousand jobs, up -6.2% on 2019. The main impact concerns state entities, handling operators and carriers, but also SEA, which had an impact of around 5.5% on the overall data.
In 2020, a significant contribution came from the maintenance sector due to the restructuring of the airport, which transferred a large number employees to a substantially more stable situation.
The value of production was Euro 1,577 million, up -36.3% on 2019.