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||784 ft / 239 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. 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.
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 grounding 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 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
|Freebird Airlines||Seasonal charter: Antalya (ends 9 September 2015)|
|Wizz Air||Basel/Mulhouse, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Hahn, Malmö, Memmingen, Sandefjord, Stockholm-Skavsta|
|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)|
Media related to Tuzla International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Accident history for TZL at Aviation Safety Network
- Airport information for LQTZ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Current weather for LQTZ at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for LQTZ at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.