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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Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over...

UK drops quarantine, but not for SA visitors

The UK will ease quarantine restrictions for 59 countries – excluding South Africa – from July 10, according to a list...

UK visas resume

The TLS Visa Application Centre in Johannesburg will reopen on July 13 as part of the phased resumption of services by...