</noinclude>This is a list of the busiest airports in the former Yugoslav countries by passengers per year. This transport-related list is intended to be regularly updated as new statistics becomes available from the official authorities.
The first airports were created in the first half of the twentieth century, but the airlines industry and infrastructure will definitely be most expanded between the 1950s and 1980s. The first domestic airliner was Autoput, the predecessor of JAT (Jugoslovenski Aerotransport) created in 1927, and it was the national carrier from its creation until nawadays. More companies were created during the 1960s, namely Ljubljana based Adria Airways (initially named Adria Aviopromet, later Inex-Adria Airways), and another Belgrade based airliner Aviogenex, in 1968. During the late 1980s and 1990s a big number of private companies were established, but the period of the 1990s, unlike many of the other countries from the region, was not known for the expansion of the airline industry. During this period, the Yugoslav Wars and the economical sanctions imposed to the FR Yugoslavia significantly contributed to the crisis in the airline sector.
Dissolution of Yugoslavia
With the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia, each one of the countries created its own national carrier. After 2000, the growth the airline industry slightly recovered following the recovery of the tourism sector in the Yugoslav region. The national carriers of each one of the former Yugoslav countries currently are:
Besides these, each country has a number of privately owned companies operating, as well as a number of world and European-based airlines that have regular flights to a number of airports in the countries of the former Yugoslavia.
Užice-Ponikve Airport has been proposed to go under reconstruction. After the reconstruction, it is expected to have the status of an international airport and receive charter flights throughout the year. However, for construction to take place, mines which are scattered throughout the airport complex must first be removed. At a recent donors conference in Belgrade a total of 4 million Euros was donated for the removal of the mines. A total of 15 countries along with Slovenia and Serbia will take part in the project. Construction of the new terminal and supporting infrastructure should begin in the second half of 2012 if finances are secured.