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 […]


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 […]

IATA urges governments to address Airline Blocked Funds

Carriers Face Significant Repatriation Problems in Five Countries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to respect international agreements obliging them to ensure airlines are able to repatriate their revenues.

“Air connectivity is vital […]

Passenger Demand Growth Slows: Brussels Attacks Disrupt European Traffic

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.6%–the slowest pace since January 2015. April capacity (available […]