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 765 ft / 233 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 259,074
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. Tuzla International Airport is second largest airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina, right after Sarajevo International Airport. The airport is known as a low cost airline hub of Bosnia and Herzegovina, since is used from people from whole Bosnia and Herzegovina and travelers from neighboring countries Croatia and Serbia. The airport is a civilian airport and a military airbase. Airport operating hours are from 03:30 to 24:00 LT for commercial air carriers and 06:00 to 17:00 LT for general/corporate aviation with a possible extension.[2] Tuzla International Airport is ICAO classified as ILS CAT I.


  • 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.[3]
  • In June 2015, Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air opened an operating base in Tuzla, by basing one Airbus A320 at the airport.[4] 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 opened in 1998, provides a capacity of 350 passengers per peak hour. The terminal is equipped with one gate for arrival and departure, two 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. Since passenger terminal has reached its capacity in 2015. Government of Tuzla Canton has decided to allocate 2 million Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark (1 million euros) in the year 2016 budget for construction of new terminal building as well as 500.000 Bosnian marks for installation of approach lighting system (ALS).[5] Approach Light System (ALS)- An airport lighting facility which provides visual guidance to landing aircraft by radiating light beams in a directional pattern by which the pilot aligns the aircraft with the extended centerline of the runway on his/her final approach for landing. Many rent a car agencies have desks at the airport. The airport provides long term parking.

Aprons and Maneuvering areas[edit]


Tuzla Airport has three aprons, currently two in use:[2] passenger aircraft apron with size 116 x 106 meters and cargo apron with approximately same size . Aprons are designed to service all classes of aircraft. Two medium size aircraft Boeing 737 or Airbus 320 family aircraft can be handled at the same time at passengers apron next to the terminal building. On cargo apron two Ilyushin Il-76 or Airbus 330 freighter can be handled at the same time in two parking positions, or an Antonov AN-124 Ruslan or Boeing 747 cargo in one parking position. Scheduled cargo operations to Istanbul will start in first quarter of 2016. with Turkish Airlines Airbus 330F. Tuzla International Airport has signed agreement with Turkish Airlines to service 130 cargo flights in 2016. The airport has mixed civil and military use and the airport is home to 3rd Helicopter Squadron of Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force. Next to taxiway F, parallel with runway, there are 31 parking positions for helicopters Bell UH-1 or similar size.

Runaway and Taxiways[edit]

Tuzla airport has one Runway 09/27

Dimensions: 8150 x 148 feet / 2484 x 45 meters

Surface: Asphalt

Runway 09

Coordinates: N44°27.59' / E18°42.56'

Elevation: 765 feet/ 233 meters

Runway Heading: 093°

Runway 27

Coordinates: N44°27.45' / E18°44.42'

Elevation: 777 feet/ 236 meters

Runway Heading: 273°

Tuzla International Airport has following taxiways: A, B, C, D, E, and taxiway F parallel with runway.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya [6][7]
Wizz Air Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 17 December 2016), Billund (begins 31 October 2016), Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Hahn, Malmö, Memmingen, Seasonal Stockholm-Skavsta


Airlines Destinations
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk[8][9]


Passenger development[edit]

Destinations from Tuzla International Airport as of January 2016
Year/Month[10] January February March April May June July August September October November December Total Change
2016 19.235 19.939 23.598 24.829 27.326 26.673 - - - - - - 141.600 +46,81%
2015 12.960 12.005 14.474 17.311 18.082 21.563 33.666 33.007 28.900 27.167 22.462 17.427 259.074 +71,22%
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 -7,42%
2011 0 0 12 54 8 1.143 1.506 965 10 426 403 0 4.527 N/A

Route statistics[edit]

Busiest routes at Tuzla International Airport (2015)[11]
Rank City Total passengers (departing and arriving)
1 Dortmund 43.502
2 Goteborg 42.875
3 Malmö 37.341
4 Basel 36.978

Ground transport[edit]

Wizz Air provides transfer in a mini bus or coach to and from Tuzla Airport and Banja Luka City Centre (Central Bus Station) and Sarajevo City Center (Central Bus Station). This is a shared service. The bus transfer runs according to the flight timetable.[12]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Tuzla International Airport at Wikimedia Commons