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

Proflight Zambia increases JNB flights

Proflight Zambia continued to conduct some operations (repatriation flights only) on the LUN-JNB route, during lockdown. Now that the borders have...

SA’s airline hub status under threat

Uncertainty over the current COVID-19 regulatory environment could see South Africa lose its strategic hub status. This warning came during a...

Investment drives Africa’s travel and tourism value chain

While Africa’s travel and tourism sector was full of opportunities and hope pre-COVID-19, the continent took a serious hit with the...