Tuzla International Airport
|Tuzla International Airport
Međunarodni aerodrom Tuzla
Međunarodna zračna luka Tuzla
Међународни аеродром Тузла
|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|
Source: Bosnian and Herzegovinian Directorate of Civil Aviation BHDCA
Tuzla International Airport (Bosnian: Međunarodni aerodrom Tuzla/Међународни аеродром Тузла; Croatian: Međunarodna zračna luka Tuzla) (IATA: TZL, ICAO: 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. Tuzla International Airport is ICAO classified as ILS CAT I.
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- 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 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 international 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.
- 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.
- In June 2015, Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air opened an operating base in Tuzla, by basing one Airbus A320 at the airport. 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). 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
Tuzla Airport has three aprons, currently two in use: 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
Tuzla airport has one Runway 09/27
Dimensions: 8150 x 148 feet / 2484 x 45 meters
Coordinates: N44°27.59' / E18°42.56'
Elevation: 765 feet/ 233 meters
Runway Heading: 093°
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
|Freebird Airlines||Seasonal charter: Antalya |
|Wizz Air||Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 17 December 2016), Billund (begins 31 October 2016), Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Hahn, Malmö, Memmingen, Seasonal Stockholm-Skavsta|
|Turkish Airlines Cargo||Istanbul-Atatürk|
|Rank||City||Total passengers (departing and arriving)|
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.
- "Tuzla International Airport". Tuzla International Airport. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
- "Wizz Air opens Tuzla base". Exyuaviation. June 28, 2015.
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