Welcome to the Board of Airline Representatives South Africa

The Board of Airline Representative of South Africa (BARSA) is the representative association of the international airlines operating to South Africa and provides the single concerted voice on policy and other matters in relation to […]


Strong Passenger Demand Resumes in September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) grew 7% compared to the same month in 2015. This was the […]

Lengthy airport queues to cause December holiday havoc

Lengthy queues at OR Tambo Airport as a result of the new immigration regulations are expected to cause major havoc during the upcoming December holidays.

The Board of Airline Representatives South Africa (BARSA) has called […]

Passenger Services Conference Approves Resolution on ONE Order Standard Will Modernize and Simplify Airline Order Management

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Passenger Services Conference (PSC) adopted a Resolution on a standard for the ONE Order initiative. Leveraging the data communication advances from the New Distribution Capability, ONE […]

Real-Time Tracking of Bags to Save Air Transport Industry $3 Billion

The global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which can accurately track passengers’ baggage in real time across key points in the journey, can enable the air transport industry to save more than US$3 […]

Aviation growth fuels inbound tourism

Written by June Crawford, CEO BARSA

Rising demand for air travel, both within Southern Africa, and from international markets to South Africa, has seen significant developments for the country’s aviation sector this year, as airlines increase […]