ENAIRE is the public business entity under de Ministry of Public Works that manages the air navigation in Spain.
The Public Corporate Entity ENAIRE is the company designated by the State to provide air transit services in the en route and approach phases. Its 5 control centres and 22 control towers manage close to 1.8 million flights a year, which makes it one of the four largest flight navigation managers in Europe.
ENAIRE controls an airspace of 2,190,000 square kilometres, consisting of the Iberian Peninsula (except Portugal), the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, and part of the North Atlantic, the Western Mediterranean and Western Sahara.
ENAIRE performs the national and international operational coordination of the Spanish air traffic managment network through efficient airspace management, taking into account respect for the environment and the needs of users.
Furthermore, ENAIRE holds 51% of the capital of Aena S.A., managing a network comprising 46 airports and 2 heliports in Spain, including Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat, Palma de Mallorca and Málaga-Costa del Sol. This network serves over 187 million passengers a year. Likewise, Aena S.A. has a stake in the management of a further 15 airports in the United Kingdom,Colombia and Mexico.
A process is currently ongoing to admit private capital up to a limit of 49% into the capital of Aena S.A.
The Public Corporate Entity Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (Aena), created by Article 82 of the 1990 General State Budget Act, Law 4/1990, of 29 June, changed its name to ENAIRE on 5 July 2014.