In 2005, BCI came to the conclusion that under certain conditions 800 jobs per million passengers at Lelystad Airport may be expected. In a second opinion commissioned by the Municipality of Lelystad (2006) SEO confirmed the plausibility of this number.

As the great commercial traffic is playing a more important role at Lelystad Airport in the coming years and the number of passengers increases, it becomes increasingly important to monitor employment trends associated with these developments. SEO Economic Research conducted a benchmark study to give the initial impetus to a system to periodically monitor the outlined relationship between traffic volume and jobs created at Lelystad Airport.