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Sarajevo International Airport

Sarajevo International Airport
Airport information
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 Location of the airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Airport typePublic
OperatorBosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation (BHDCA)
ServesSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
LocationButmir, Bosnia and Herzegovina
HubB&H Airlines
Elevation521 m (1708 ft)
Passengers 2010563266
Passengers 2009530391
Passengers 2008505269
Passeengers 2007506398

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Sarajevo International Airport , also known as Butmir Airport, is the main international airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located 3.3 NM southwest of the railway station in the capital city of Sarajevo in the suburb of Butmir.

Since the Dayton Accord in 1996, the airport has welcomed a thriving commercial flight business which includes B&H Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Jat Airways, Croatia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Germanwings and others. In 2006, 466,186 passengers traveled through Sarajevo airport, compared to only 25,000 in 1996.

In 2010 Sarajevo International Airport had 563,266 passengers which is more than all of the airports in Bosnia-Herzegovina had together and 6,2% more than in 2009. The growth rate in 2011 is expected to be above 10%.

In 2005 the European branch of the Airports Council International awarded Sarajevo the award of Best Airport Under 1 Million Passengers.


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