Sarajevo Airport

Sarajevo International Airport (IATA code: SJJ and ICAO code: LQSA) is 12 kilometers from the center of Sarajevo.


The airport has seen a marked rise in the number of passengers in recent years and in 2005, Airports Council International Europe named it the best airport in the category of up to 1 million passengers processed per year.

Tourists arrive to the airport by way of regular, seasonal and charter flights with the following airlines: Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Serbia, Adria Airways, Eurowings, AtlasGlobal, flydubai, Germanwings, Pegasus, Air Arabia, Norwegian Air, Nesma Airlines, Wizz Air....


The Airport Bus connects the center of Sarajevo to Sarajevo International Airport and here are a few other means of transport between the city and the airport.

Hospitality services

Terminal B has a cafe bar that serves coffee, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.

Travelers may also visit the snack bar, which sells alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, sandwiches and pastries.

The upstairs restaurant in the old terminal has a restaurant for airport employees, travelers and guests. The restaurant can accommodate 120 patrons and serves 10 to 12 different types of food.

VIP lounges and VIP services

The airport has two VIP lounges. Reservations for the VIP lounge and VIP services may be made by calling: +387 33 289 489

Business lounges

Business lounges are located on the first floor of Terminal B, after passport control.

The lounge for smokers occupies 42m2 and the two business class lounges for non-smokers cover 46m2 and 108m2.

Reservations may be made by calling: +387 33 289 489

Duty Free Shop

The duty free shop occupies 300m2 on the first floor of Terminal B, after passport control and customs, and offers more than 6,000 domestic and international items.

Prices are expressed in Euros and it is possible to pay in other currencies, as well as with Mastercard, Maestro, Visa and American Express.

The shop works the same hours as the airport, according to the flight schedule.

For more information: +387 33 289 156

Prayer room

The prayer room is located on the first floor of Terminal B, before passport control and customs. The room has been equipped to meet the needs of visitors of various faiths.

Other services

At the exit from Terminal B there is an info center, rental car offices, a tourist agency, kiosk, ATMs….

There is a currency exchange office in the area around the arrival gate, at the luggage carousel.

History of the facility

Construction on the Sarajevo International Airport got underway in 1965, near the site of what was a smaller airport in Butmir, a part of town in Sarajevsko Polje. The project took a little over three years to complete and the Airport opened on June 2, 1969.

Airport capacity was expanded after Sarajevo was selected to host the 1984 Winter Olympic Games and on the last day of the Olympics (Feb. 19, 1984), the Sarajevo International Airport set a new daily record by processing 14,000 travelers.

During the last war, Sarajevo’s airport was first under control of the Yugoslav National Army and Serbian forces and then under the supervision of UN troops.

From mid-1992 to the beginning of 1995 the airport served as a base for humanitarian airlift operations, which provided the citizens of besieged Sarajevo with food and other much-needed supplies. Around 13,000 flights were made over the course of more than three years, surpassing the number of flights and the duration of the operation that had airlifted supplies to West Berlin during the Cold War.

Sarajevo International Airport reinstated civilian flights on August 15, 1996.

Working hours: 5:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Address: Kurta Schorka 36

Telephone: +387 33 289 100