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 […]


BARSA’s Reference document on Aviation Emissions and Climate Change


Aviation is responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions which is a small part of the major problem of climate change.

Environmental responsibility is a top priority for Airlines together with safety and security. To […]

Economic performance of the airline industry

IATA has released its semi-annual report which takes a broad look at how the airline industry is adding value for its consumers, the wider economy and governments, as well as for its investors.

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Airlines Financial Monitor – June 2016

Key points from the full report on airline financial performance in May-June:

• The latest financial results continue to point to a robust Q1 2016 for industry profitability. Cash flow metrics from the first quarter also […]

Statement: Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba on steps taken to avert delays at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA)

Thank you for honouring this invitation. We convened this media briefing better to explain the challenges encountered and the steps we took swiftly to avert delays at OR Tambo International Airport, precisely because the Department […]

Industry Profitability Improves

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised its 2016 financial outlook for global air transport industry profits upwards to $39.4 billion (from $36.3 forecast in December 2015). That is expected to be generated on revenues […]