Short history of the airport from 1992 to 2016:
- March 1992 last commercial flight on Air Commerce.
- April 4. 1992. JNA (Yugoslav National Army) took control over the airport and hand it over to Bosnian Serbs paramilitary forces.
- June 1992. United Nations took control over the airport for humanitarian purposes (UN Security Council Resolution 757). Mandate for this mission was given to the French detached air force unit called the "French Detair". At that time the airport served for UN military purposes and for humanitarian aid flights to provide basic necessities to the Sarajevo city population.
- The period from June 1992 to December 1995 will be remembered as the longest humanitarian airlift in history of UN for supplying the besieged city of Sarajevo.
- 13.000 operations in more than three years considerably surpasses Berlin airlift of the Allies for air transport of supplies to West Berlin.
- The airport re-opened to civilian air traffic on 16 August 1996 and has since been renovated and slowly returned to its former glory.
Sarajevo International Airport statistics data from 1996-2016
Source: Flying Bosnian and SIA