Somaliland: Double win for Air Arabia at Aviation Business Awards 2014


• Air Arabia retained the prestigious ‘Low Cost Airline of the Year’ Award for its track-record of consistent growth as

• Adel Ali, Group CEO of Air Arabia, took home the ‘Personal Achievement Award’

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SHARJAH, UAE; Somalilandsun: Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, won two awards at the esteemed Aviation Business Awards 2014 which recently took place, as part of a gala reception attended by senior aviation executives from across the world, in Dubai, UAE.

For the second consecutive year, Air Arabia was awarded ‘Low-Cost Airline of the Year’ title in the category which distinguished the top performing low-cost airline in the region, based on financial and operational indicators. Air Arabia was awarded the honour for its pioneering example in the low cost carrier (LCC) sector over the year, which included numerous route launches, aircraft investments and upgrades, on-time take offs, industry leadership and market innovation.

In addition, Adel Ali, Air Arabia’s Group CEO, won the ‘Personal Achievement Award’. The title honoured the achievements of Mr Ali, a respected figurehead within the Middle East’s aviation industry, for his efforts leading Air Arabia to success over the past 11 years. He was also recognised for his contribution to the overall airline industry’s growth, while raising the benchmark for regional and global excellence in the sector.

Commenting on Air Arabia’s successes, Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “To win two decorations at the Aviation Business Awards 2014, and to retain the title of ‘Low-Cost Airline of the Year’, is a terrific achievement for everyone involved at Air Arabia. As a company which is renowned for being an innovator and industry-pioneer, it is gratifying that the efforts of the entire Air Arabia team are being recognised and rewarded at such a distinguished and competitive awards ceremony. Winning both awards is a reflection of Air Arabia continuing commitment to quality, operational excellence and competitively priced fares.”

“With Air Arabia now flying to over 100 global destinations, and as we enter our second decade of operations, we are more determined than ever to provide customers with a high-quality, value-for-money service. These awards are further recognition of dedication and enthusiasm of the Air Arabia team and the positive impact the airline has had on travel across the Middle East.”
Organised by magazine publisher ITP Business, the annual Aviation Business Awards is well-established as the ultimate celebration of achievements within the Middle East aerospace industry over the previous 12 months. The Aviation Business Awards 2014 ceremony included 14 categories in total, covering the airline, airport and cargo sectors. Nominations were made online and subsequently assessed by a prestigious panel of experts selected from within the Middle East aerospace industry.