Tuzla International Airport

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Tuzla International Airport
Međunarodni aerodrom Tuzla
Međunarodna zračna luka Tuzla
Међународни аеродром Тузла
Tuzla International Airport.jpg
TZL is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location of the airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Airport type Civil/Military
Operator Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation
Location Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Elevation AMSL 784 ft / 239 m
Coordinates 44°27′31″N 18°43′29″E / 44.45861°N 18.72472°E / 44.45861; 18.72472Coordinates: 44°27′31″N 18°43′29″E / 44.45861°N 18.72472°E / 44.45861; 18.72472
Website tuzla-airport.ba
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 8,152 2,485 Asphalt

Tuzla International Airport (Bosnian: Međunarodni aerodrom Tuzla/Међународни аеродром Тузла; Croatian: Međunarodna zračna luka Tuzla) (IATA: TZLICAO: LQTZ) is an airport near Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The airport is a civilian airport and a military airbase. Its operating hours are from 06:00 to 20:00 LT for commercial air carriers and 06:00 to 17:00 LT for general/corporate aviation with a possible extension.


Tuzla International was once the largest military airport of the former Yugoslavia. It was placed under the control of United Nations Protection Forces in 1992, and from 1996 onwards it became the main hub for the Stabilization Forces (SFOR), which brought peace to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1998, the canton of Tuzla turned Tuzla International to a civil airport. Tuzla International opened on 10 October 1998 as a civilian airport and military airfield.

After complete military withdrawal, Tuzla International Airport started with implementation of all technical requirements and standards imposed by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). Finally, on 05.06.2008. Tuzla International Airport obtained Provisional Certificate for Public Use Airport in international air transportation valid for one year.[1]

After general audit implemented by authorized institutions of Civil Aviation in BiH, on 05.06.2009. Tuzla International Airport obtained Certificate for Public Use Airport in international air transportation with unlimited period of validity.[2]



The passengers' terminal building erected in 1998 provides a capacity of 350 passengers per peak hour. The terminal is equipped with a gate for arrival and departure, check-in counters for registration of passengers, services for handicapped passengers, ticketing service as well as further passenger amenities and a border guard (SBS) control (24 hours) equipped with x-ray machines and customs control.

An additional terminal building allows for a second gate and for various cargo and storage purposes. The passenger terminal is currently in the phase of reconstruction and enlargements.


The apron at Tuzla International has a size of 116 x 106 meters. It is designed to service all classes of aircraft. It can hold three Boeing 737-300 at the same time, two Ilyushin IL-76 in two parking positions or an Antonov AN-124 Ruslan in one parking position.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Wizz Air Basel/Mulhouse, Göteborg-City, Malmö


Passenger statistics[3]
Year/Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year total  % Change
2014 8,276 - - - - - - - - - - - 8,276 +827,500%
2013 1 0 0 0 455 6,251 11,868 11,000 9,071 8,673 7,359 6,835 61,513 +1367.74%
2012 8 0 51 13 2 854 1,762 1,243 195 59 4 0 4,191 -7.4%
2011 0 0 12 54 8 1,143 1,506 965 10 426 403 0 4,527 -16.8%
2010 - - - - - - - - 38 47 827 - 5.438


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External links[edit]

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