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

CEO June Crawford bids BARSA farewell after 6 Years

Board of Airline Representatives (BARSA) CEO June Crawford has announced that she will be stepping down from her role, effective...

African airlines’ traffic climbed 4.9% in November

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for November 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue...

Tackling the challenges head on

A new year, a clean slate and an opportunity to reach for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s goal of 21 million visitors to...