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

Qantas calls agents to register for new channel

QANTAS’S new distribution channel, Qantas Channel, will be available from August 1 in the South African market. Registration, which is free,...

Aviation Industry disappointed by the resignation of SAA

Released: 3 June 2019 The Board of Airline Representatives South Africa (BARSA) were surprised and disappointed to learn about the resignation...

Newly elected BARSA board poised to bring fresh perspective to the Aviation Industry

Johannesburg, 28 May 2019, The Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA) has appointed a new Board of Directors at...