Economic footprint

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 socio-economic 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 socio-economic 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 2018 - 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 Euro 41.5 billion of production value generated, and the creation of over 350,000 work units.

Cumulative socio-economic impact of Malpensa Airport


Overall socio-economic impact of Linate

Putting together the results obtained from the estimates of the different types of impacts considered, it emerges that the overall socio-economic impact of Linate in 2018 - with variable degrees of intensity within a regional catchment area, which, based on the processes considered, stretches from the immediate hinterland, to Lombardy - corresponds to Euro 5.5 billion of production value generated, and the creation of over 38,000 work units.

Cumulative socio economic impact of linate airport in 2018