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

Repatriation flights – a good income stream

With the travel ban on scheduled passenger flights entering its fifth month, South Africans, who are renowned for ‘making a plan’,...

Draft Tourism Recovery Plan open for comment

The Department of Tourism has issued its draft Tourism Recovery Plan and is calling on industry stakeholders to provide input by...

SAA – delayed again

It’s been a week since the announcement that SAA was on track to be discharged from business rescue, but the business...