The main criterion for membership of AFRAA is that an airline shall have its registered office and principal place of business in a State eligible for membership of the African Union.
The potential member will have to complete and submit an application form together with the airline's Certificate of Incorporation, Articles of Association and Air Operators Certificate. The completed application form is processed by the Secretariat and submitted to the next regular meeting of the Executive Committee for review and approval. Currently there are 33 member airlines. All Members pay an annual membership fee.