Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Thani

Position: Chairman, Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation

Biography: Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammad al-Thani is the chairman of Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation. He also became chairman of the emirate’s low-cost carrier Air Arabia in 2003. Sheikh Abdullah is a member of the executive council of Sharjah and has a strong track record in the UAE’s aviation sector.

While overseeing both Sharjah’s airport and Air Arabia, he has witnessed the growth of one of the first low-cost carriers in the Middle East. The airport, which has existed since 1932, is expanding its facilities in line with the increasing passenger volumes recorded by Air Arabia.

Air Arabia has proven to be profitable in 2012 and is expanding its destination network, targeting Russian and Ukrainian markets. As well as his positions within the transport industry, Sheikh Abdullah is the chairman of Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club.

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