The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, arrived this Tuesday first thing in the morning at El Prat airport (Barcelona). He did it aboard the ‘Air Force Two‘, the official plane of the US vice presidents, although his visit is not scheduled as official. As OKDIARIO has learned exclusively, the American leader has come to Barcelona for a medical appointment at a well-known ophthalmological clinic in the city.
The presence of Harris, the first woman in the history of the United States to occupy the vice presidency, has gone practically unnoticed due to the discretion with which her arrival has occurred.
Harris’s aircraft arrived in Spain after ten in the morning, after a two-hour stopover in Scotland from Andrews Air Base – one of the main presidential flight platforms in the United States. According to flight data in the logs, the plane is scheduled to take off again on Wednesday morning at 10 am. It will therefore pass around 24 hours parked at Barcelona airport.
As OKDIARIO has learned, Aena received notification of the arrival of a “State flight”, without further information on the matter. Harris’s short visit, during which no official meeting is expected, comes for medical reasons. The Vice President plans to undergo a ophthalmological review in a well-known clinic in Barcelona.
Sources from the Ministry of the Interior of the Generalitat of Catalonia confirm to OKDIARIO the presence of the vice president in Barcelona. They admit, yes, that they found out from this newspaper about the landing of their plane and that was when they verified their presence in Spain and organized a rapid deployment of security.
El Air Force Two
This Boeing C-32 is the model used by the Vice President of the United States and other senior officials in the US Administration to travel. Although it is usually at the service of Kamala Harris, is also available for the first lady, Jill Biden, or for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
The Air Force Two It is an aircraft belonging to the United States Air Force, equipped with defensive countermeasures systems to guarantee the safety of those who travel on board. It is called Air Force Two, Unlike Air Force One used by the president of the United States. That denomination or callsign he only receives it when the vice president is on board. There are four devices of this type currently in service.
Sometimes it has been used by US presidents, since its smaller size compared to the Air Force One allows you to land on shorter runways. But this is not the case at Barcelona airport.