Chiang Rai International Airport
|Chiang Rai International Airport
|IATA: CEI – ICAO: VTCT
|Operator||Airports of Thailand|
|Location||404 moo 10 Tumbon Ban Du, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand|
|Elevation AMSL||390 m / 1,280 ft|
|Source: Airports of Thailand|
The airport is located about 10 km from the city centre. Since 1998 it has been managed by the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT).
Access to the airport is available from an access road linking the airport with Phahonyothin Road (Superhighway), which leads southbound to the city centre, Chiang Mai, Bus Terminal II and all the way to Bangkok and northbound to Mae Chan, Mae Sai and the Thai-Myanmar border.
A new road (Vhiangburapha Road) which can be accessed by turning left upon exiting the airport also leads southbound to the city centre and is a less congested route, as it is not used by intercity buses heading north. The road joins up with Phahonyothin Road via Pao Khun Road which passes Chiang Rai Provincial Stadium.
The airport handles over 800,000 passengers, 5,800 aircraft movements and 3,700 tons of cargo (2011).
It consists of a single passenger terminal which features a Dairy Queen outlet as well as a Black Canyon Coffee along with several other shops, with both the international and domestic arrivals and departures handled on the same floor but in separate areas.
The airport's IATA code is CEI and economical flights are made several times daily to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (BKK) which is a regional hub airport with daily flights to every major city in the world.
The airport has facilities capable of handling international flights, but only serves one international route: CEI - KMG (Kunming Changshui International Airport). It also handles immigration from THAI flights with international connections to/from Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi.
Airlines and destinations
|China Eastern Airlines||Kunming||International|
|Kan Air||Chiang Mai, Nan||Domestic|
|Nok Air||Bangkok-Don Mueang||Domestic|
|Thai AirAsia||Bangkok-Don Mueang||Domestic|
|Thai Airways International||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi||Domestic|
- Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport, Official site
- Airport information for VTCT at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.