ENAIRE: Catalá replaces Vargas

Barcelona airport ATC tower / Victor

Last Tuesday, the Spanish Official Gazette (BOE) published the José Manuel Vargas cessation as chairman of the public company ENAIRE.

The Royal Decree published in BOE on the 5th of July considered, with Article 18, two name changes: On the one hand, the change from Aena Aeropuertos, S.A. to Aena, S.A. This is the airport owner, the part of Aena which is being privatised. On the other hand, Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea – AENA – becomes ENAIRE.

As we had already explained, the part of Aena which used to be responsible for air navigation is, therefore, from now on ENAIRE. It will continue to be a public company and there are no changes expected in the near future to that respect.

Thus, with Varga’s cessation as chairman, ENAIRE is chaired by the State Secretary for Infrastructure with effect from the 5th of July. Consequently, Rafael Catalá is from now on responsible for ENAIRE.

A piece of news by EuropaPress explains the separation of chairs was already expected. For “obvious reasons” the same person cannot be chairman for ENAIRE – the public part of the company – and for Aena SA – the part of the company of which is being sold by 49%. Therefore, José Manuel Vargas will continue to be chairman for Aena SA.


Photo: Barcelona airport ATC tower / Victor