Chiang Mai International Airport
|Chiang Mai International Airport
|IATA: CNX – ICAO: VTCC|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner||Royal Thai Air Force|
|Operator||Airports of Thailand|
|Location||60 Mahidol Road, Tumbon Suthep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|Hub for||Kan Air, Nok Air, Thai AirAsia|
|Elevation AMSL||1,036 ft / 316 m|
Chiang Mai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานเชียงใหม่) (IATA: CNX, ICAO: VTCC) is an international airport serving Chiang Mai, the capital city of Chiang Mai Province in Thailand. It was established in 1921 as Suthep Airport.
It is the major gateway to the north of Thailand, and currently the fourth busiest airport in the country. As of 2010, 17 airlines operate services and more than 3,000,000 passengers, 15,000 flights and 16,000 metric tons of cargo are handled. It is open in the evening until midnight to cater for night departures and re-opens at 5am.
As a result of the temporary closure of Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2008 due to the protests, Chiang Mai became the alternative stop-over for China Airlines' Taipei-Europe flights and for Swiss International Airlines' Singapore-Zurich flights in the interim. On 24 January 2011, the airport became a secondary hub for Thai AirAsia.
There are two terminals, one for domestic passengers and the other for international flights.
Among the ongoing upgrades in 2014, apron will be expanded for larger planes, operating hours extended 6 hours to 24 hours (effective April 2014), international arrival hall and domestic departure halls areas tripled.
Airlines and destinations
- "AOT Investors Site". Retrieved 11 December 2011.
- Airport information for VTCC from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for CNX at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Kositchotethana, Boonsong (11 October 2013). "Air China eyes Chiang Mai". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chiang Mai International Airport.|
- Chiang Mai International Airport, Official site
- Chiang Mai Airport Guide
- Current weather for VTCC at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for CNX at Aviation Safety Network