PE Tuzla International Airport was founded by Tuzla – Podrinje Canton Assembly act of Law establishing PE Tuzla International Airport – Airport Dubrave during 1998.
Based on Dayton Peace Accord and Memorandum of Understanding signed by BiH Council of Ministers and IFOR peace forces, PE Tuzla International Airport was open for civil air transport, operating as military / civilian airport.
In period from 10.10.1998 to 01.12.2006 international peace – keeping forces used Tuzla Air Base primarly for military operations and they have closed PE Tuzla International Airport several times due to various reasons.
01.12.2006 international peace – keeping forces completely withdrawned from Dubrave air base.
After complete military withdrawal, PE Tuzla International Airport started with implementation of all technical requirements and standards imposed by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). Finally, on 05.06.2008. PE 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 05.06.2009. PE Tuzla International Airport obtained Certificate for Public Use Airport in international air transportation with unlimited period of validity.