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

Slight increase in foreign travellers to South Africa

Statistics SA’s latest tourism and migration report, reflecting arrivals for June, reveals that South Africa saw 3 355 904 travellers pass through ports...

SA Tourism embarks on global roadshow

As South Africa looks to increase its international tourism arrival numbers, South African Tourism along with the Tourism Business Council of...

Tourism safety in the spotlight in Parliament

Tourism stakeholders were invited by parliament’s Portfolio committees on Tourism and Police to address tourist safety in South Africa. The workshop, which...