Angola’s Council of Ministers approves spin-off of national airport and air navigation company ENANA

30 January 2019

The Angolan national airport management company, Sociedade Nacional de Gestão de Aeroportos de Angola, which will be responsible for the management and operation of the country’s airports, will be a public limited company, Angolan newspaper Valor Económico reported citing a source close to the process.

Angola’s air navigation company, Empresa Nacional de Navegação Aérea , which will be responsible for air traffic and safety, will be 100% public, if the proposal of the management committee, which was set up to restructure ENANA is accepted.

The source quoted by the newspaper said that the proposal to keep Empresa Nacional de Navegação Aérea as a state-owned company was due to issues related to national security, “because in some countries that have many similarities to Angola, the management of the airspace is entirely carried out by military entities.”

The source added that the future national airport management company will also manage businesses not directly related to aviation.

Angolan President João Lourenço dismissed the Board of Directors of ENANA in September 2018 and ordered the setting up, under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport, of a management commission in charge of restructuring the company.

The commission, which has had four months to present results, will deliver the final report to the Minister of Transport, Ricardo Viegas d’Abreu, who will take the information to the Council of Ministers for approval within the next few days. (macauhub)