Socioeconomic impact of Linate airport
Based on the latest available data for 2015, in terms of direct impact Linate hosts just under 300 business activities, which are estimated to have created 9,300 jobs. Most of these are attributable to State Bodies, handlers and carriers, but the role of SEA also stands out, accounting for about 12% of the overall figure. The value of production is approximately 1.35 billion Euro. The direct role of SEA accounts for about 10% of the overall figure. At the level of direct, indirect and induced impact, Linate generates over 19,000 employment positions in the Lombardy area and more than 2.3 billion in economic value. Like for Malpensa, the catalytic tourism impact generated by the airport was calculated starting from a survey of a panel of passengers landed at Linate, whose subject was the local spending they incurred: transport, hotels, restaurants, shops, leisure and entertainment. 3,000 interviews were carried out in 2015 with passengers departing from Linate who had stayed in Lombardy for at least one night.
The survey data was then related to the 1.1 million incoming tourists who arrived in Lombardy in 2015, landing at Linate. The economic scale of the incoming tourism comes to over 570 million Euro, generating employment for 5,669 units. Taking into account the indirect and induced impacts generated in the area, tourism flows through Linate generate about 1 billion Euro in value of production and 11,700 jobs.
Source: CeRST-LIUC processing of SEA and ISTAT data