Carla da Silva Re-Elected Chairman of BARSA


Carla da Silva Re-Elected Chairman of BARSA
Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager: Southern Africa and Latin America, Air Mauritius, has been re-elected as Chairman of BARSA (Board of International Airlines South Africa) at the BARSA annual AGM, held at the Park Hyatt Hotel on Friday. Da Silva was re-elected with a overwhelming vote from the African and International airlines present.

Da Silva says that it is an honor and she is humbled by her re-election. She would also like to congratulate Michi Messner of Qantas, as Vice Chair and all the other existing and new EXCO members to the board. Da Silva is positive that the new and existing members will work closely together and ultimately add value to BARSA’s profile, in all that they do during the course of the year.

BARSA is the voice of the industry, and works very closely with government stakeholders and the aviation value chain, to ensure that the cost of doing business for the African and International airlines is sustainable. All conversations and negotiations of its members are completed and facilitated through BARSA as the association representing the African and International airlines.

Da Silva futher mentions some key highlights for the year under review in her speech :

“The CEO of BARSA, June Crawford, was elected deputy Chairman of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa in August 2018, which has given BARSA members an elevated profile especially with government stakeholders.

BARSA also delivered a world class summit, where it received a silver certification for being a green event and the summitt was also nominated for the African Responsible Tourism Award at WTM Africa in April 2019. The summit has elevated the BARSA profile with government and key stakeholders but has also enhanced key relationships, establishing better collaboration and unblocking hurdles for the benefit of BARSA airline members and the avaiation industry.

BARSA participated in the development of the Air Services Bill 2018, which is currently before parliament. Interaction with IATA continues although BBBEE remains unresolved, despite the CEO’s contant follow ups with IATA.” Da Silva’s tenure will be for another year.

For more information:

Louise Churches
(M) +61 419 678 069

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