Home lists 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2023 Adel Abdulla Ali Group CEO, Air Arabia Origin: Bahrain Residence: UAE Sector: Aviation Under Ali’s leadership, the Air Arabia Group reported a 70 per cent increase in net profit to Dhs1.2bn in 2022 and carried 12.8m passengers, up 90 per cent compared to 6.8m a year earlier. The airline added 24 new routes to its global network and 10 new aircraft to its fleet in 2022. Today, the budget carrier flies its fleet of 68 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft to more than 190 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. The group launched operations of its new joint venture, Fly Arna and Fly Jinnah, in June and October 2022, respectively. It announced that it is setting up Air Arabia Sudan based in Khartoum in partnership with DAL Group in September 2022. With a career spanning more than 28 years, Ali has transformed Air Arabia as the carrier has grown exponentially over the years. It operates a multi-air operator certificates business model from its hubs in the UAE, Morocco, Egypt, Armenia and Pakistan.