Adel Ali is the Group CEO of Air Arabia. Recipient of numerous awards and accolades, he has been given credit for setting up the Middle East and North Africa’s first low-cost carrier, Air Arabia.
Adel Ali has brought over 26 years of strategic aviation, tourism and marketing experience to Air Arabia since the company commenced operations in October 2003.
Prior to Air Arabia, Adel Ali served as Vice President (Commercial and Customer Service) for Gulf Air, where he played a central role in the airline’s recovery. Before that, he spent over 20 years with British Airways where he also held senior management positions, including General Manager (Middle East and Africa).
Adel Ali drove Air Arabia’s growth to become the largest low cost carrier in the Middle East as well as the first publicly owned airline in the Arab World within a span of only five years.
Adel Ali is also the Chairman of Sharjah Information Systems Associates (ISA) and Alpha Sharjah catering.
He holds an MBA degree from Marlhurst University, Oregon, USA.