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.

Our Blog

News & Articles

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...

Airlink and Emirates co-operate

South African privately owned airline, Airlink, and Emirates have announced a new interline agreement. Agents will be able to issue a...

Cathay Pacific takes crisis action

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group has announced (on Wednesday October 21) the immediate closure of its regional carrier, Cathay Dragon, and...