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
Owner Tuzla Canton government
Operator Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation
Serves Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location Dubrave Gornje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hub for Wizz Air
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
Passengers 2015 (estimated) 260,000
Passengers 2014 151,353
Passengers 2013 61,513
Passengers 2012 4,191
Source: Bosnian and Herzegovinian Directorate of Civil Aviation BHDCA[1]

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 04:30 to 23:30 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. The 350th Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron was active there for a time. It was placed under the control of the United Nations Protection Force in 1992, and from 1996 onwards it became the main hub for the Implementation Force (IFOR), which which was charged with supervising the implementation of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in 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 began implementation of all technical requirements and standards imposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization. Finally, on 5 Jun 2008. Tuzla International Airport obtained Provisional Certificate for Public Use Airport in international air transportation valid for one year.[2]

After general audit implemented by authorized institutions of Civil Aviation in BiH, on 5 Jun 2009. Tuzla International Airport obtained Certificate for Public Use Airport in international air transportation with unlimited period of validity.[2]

In June 2015, Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air opened an operating base in Tuzla, by grounding one Airbus A320 at the airport.[3] After base opening total Wizz Air destinations from Tuzla jumped to 9, including 22 weekly departures in the summer flight schedule.



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 two 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]

Destinations from Tuzla International Airport
Airlines Destinations
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya (ends 9 September 2015)
Wizz Air Basel/Mulhouse, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Hahn, Malmö, Memmingen, Sandefjord, Stockholm-Skavsta


Passenger statistics[4]
Year/Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year total  % Change
2015 12,960 12,005 14,474 17,311 18,082 21,563 33,666 - - - - 130,111 +78.4% (Jan - July)
2014 8,276 6,455 7,289 9,495 9,343 12,195 19,887 19,253 16,967 16,299 12,363 13,531 151,353 +146.05%
2013 1 0 0 0 455 6,251 11,868 11,000 9,071 8,673 7,359 6,835 61,513 +1,367.74%
2012 8 0 51 13 2 854 1,762 1,243 195 59 4 0 4,191
2011 0 0 12 54 8 1,143 1,506 965 10 426 403 0 4,527

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External links[edit]

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