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 […]


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 […]

Alexandre de Juniac Takes the Reins at IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of Director General and CEO of the organization. He succeeds Tony Tyler, who served as IATA DG and […]

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 […]