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About The African Airlines Association

The African Airlines Association, also known by its acronym AFRAA, is a trade association of airlines which hail from the nations of the African Union. Founded in Accra, Ghana, in 1968, and today headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the primary purposes of AFRAA are to foster commercial and technical co-operation among African airlines and to represent their common interests.

AFRAA membership consist of 32 airlines spread across the entire continent and includes all the major intercontinental African operators. The Association members represent about 83% of total international traffic carried by all African airlines.


To be the leader and catalyst for the growth of a globally competitive and integrated African airline industry.


To serve African airlines, promote and protect their common interest


  • Facilitate the establishment of industry best practices in safety and security
  • Be the repository of data and its analysis focusing on key issues in the aviation sector
  • Provide a platform for consensus building among member carriers
  • Facilitate joint projects between member airlines aimed at reducing their costs and increasing their revenues
  • Actively contribute in human capital development
  • Interact with the regulatory bodies to support and protect the common interests of all African airlines
  • Provide forums for members and industry partners to enhance their knowledge base and enhance mutual cooperation
  • Facilitate the development of environmental policies in keeping with industry best practices
  • Reflect the positive image of the African airlines worldwide

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