About Us


The Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA) represents the interests of its African and International members to government, airport operators and other stakeholders in the airline industry with the aim of facilitating and further developing a safe, efficient and viable aviation industry in South Africa.

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Our Members

BARSA members represent some of the top global airline brands that connect South Africa to world markets, both as a tourist and as well as an investment destination of choice. This makes BARSA a key role player in the development of South Africa’s aviation industry and air transport sector – and a strategic partner in growing the country’s economy, sustainable employment and skills.

BARSA provides the single concerted voice on policy and other matters in relation to government and other industry stakeholders.

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News & Articles

Portions of SAA to be sold to private companies

The government has resolved to sell portions of embattled national airline, South African Airways, to private companies, according to Sowetan Live....

Virgin eyes CPT

VIRGIN Atlantic intends to fly direct to Cape Town. The airline announced its plans for a vastly expanded route network out...

Tourism spend up despite dip in arrivals

While international arrivals to South Africa declined 3% year on year for the first quarter of the year, foreign direct spend...