Chiang Mai International Airport

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Chiang Mai International Airport
Chiang Mai Intl Airport.jpg
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Royal Thai Air Force
Operator Airports of Thailand
Serves Chiang Mai
Location 60 Mahidol Road, Tambon Suthep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Hub for Kan Air, Nok Air, Thai AirAsia
Elevation AMSL 1,036 ft / 316 m
Coordinates 18°46′00″N 098°57′45″E / 18.76667°N 98.96250°E / 18.76667; 98.96250Coordinates: 18°46′00″N 098°57′45″E / 18.76667°N 98.96250°E / 18.76667; 98.96250
CNX is located in Thailand
Location of Chiang Mai Airport in Thailand
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 5,463,921
Aircraft operations 41,295
Aerial view of the airport's runways and southern part of the city

Chiang Mai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานเชียงใหม่) (IATA: CNXICAO: 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 annually. It is open in the evening until midnight to cater for night departures and re-opens at 05:00.

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.[4]


The airport resides at an elevation of 316 metres (1,037 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,100 by 45 metres (10,171 ft × 148 ft).[2]

There are two terminals, one for domestic passengers and the other for international flights.


Among the ongoing upgrades in 2014, the apron will be expanded for larger planes, operating hours extended 6 hours to 24 hours (effective April 2014), the international arrival hall and domestic departure halls areas tripled in size.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Asia Kuala Lumpur International
Air Bagan Yangon International
Air China Beijing-Capital,[6] Wuhan[7] International
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Ko Samui, Udon Thani[8] Domestic
Bangkok Airways Mandalay, Yangon International
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Shanghai-Pudong, Tianjin
Charter: Chengdu
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou[9] International
Dragonair Hong Kong International
Golden Myanmar Airlines Yangon International
Hong Kong Express Airways Hong Kong International
Jin Air Seoul-Incheon International
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Pudong International
Kan Air Chiang Rai, Hua Hin, Khon Kaen, Pai, Phitsanulok, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Ubon Ratchathani Domestic
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon International
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang International
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang, Udon Thani Domestic
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Jinan International
Silkair Singapore International
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Pudong International
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang, Hat Yai, Krabi,[10] Phuket ,Surat Thani Domestic
Thai AirAsia Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau
Charter: Chengdu, Chongqing
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Domestic
Thai Lion Air Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Thai Smile Bangkok-Don Mueang, Phuket Domestic
Tigerair Singapore International
Tigerair Taiwan Taipei-Taoyuan [11] International
TransAsia Airways Taipei-Taoyuan[12] International
V Air Taipei-Taoyuan [13] (begins 7 January 2015) International

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