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

UBC issue – victory at last

All mention of birth certificates removed for foreign visa exempt minors in new government advisory. Children from countries requiring a visa...

NewGen ISS deadline looms

After two delayed launches this year, Iata says it is ready to launch NewGen ISS (New Generation of Iata Settlement Systems)...

ACSA launches electric vehicle charging stations

Airports Company South Africa and BMW South Africa have partnered to launch electric vehicle charging stations at three airports. The BMW...