Chiang Mai International Airport

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Chiang Mai International Airport
ท่าอากาศยานเชียงใหม่
Chiang Mai Intl Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerRoyal Thai Air Force
OperatorAirports of Thailand PCL (AOT)
ServesChiang Mai
Lamphun
Location60 Mahidol Rd, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Hub for
Elevation AMSL1,036 ft / 316 m
Coordinates18°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
Websitechiangmaiairportthai.com
Map
CNX is located in Thailand
CNX
CNX
Location of Chiang Mai Airport in Thailand
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers10,230,070 Increase8.3%
International passengers2,302,013 Increase9.9%
Domestic passengers7,928,057 Increase8.3%
Aircraft Movements71,993 Increase4.0%
Freight (tonnes)17,647 Decrease8.5%
Source:[1]:1
Aerial view of the airport's runways and southern part of the city

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 is a major gateway to Northern Thailand, and currently the third busiest airport in the country.

History[edit]

Chiang Mai Airport International Departure Hall
Airplanes at Chiang Mai International Airport

The airport was established in 1921 as Suthep Airport.

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.[2]

In 2013, 19 airlines operated at CNX, serving more than 5.3 million passengers, 43,000 flights and 18,000 tonnes of cargo.[3]

Upgrades in 2014 included expanding the apron for larger planes, extending operating hours to 24/7 (effective April 2014), and enlarging the international arrival hall and domestic departure hall.[4]

Facilities[edit]

The airport is 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).[5] There are two terminals, one for domestic passengers and the other for international flights.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air China Beijing–Capital, Wuhan[6]
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Hanoi, Ko Samui, Krabi, Mae Hong Son, Mandalay, Phuket, Yangon
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
China Eastern Airlines Beijing–Capital, Kunming, Shanghai–Pudong
Seasonal: Nanjing[7] , Qingdao, Yantai
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
EVA Air Taipei–Taoyuan[8]
Hainan Airlines Shenzhen
HK Express Hong Kong
Jeju Air Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon (resumes 19 December 2018) [9]
Jetstar Pacific Seasonal: Dong Hoi
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang
Lucky Air Kunming[10]
Myanmar National Airlines Yangon
Nok Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Udon Thani
Charter: Nanning
Qatar Airways Doha
Seasonal: Yangon
Ruili Airlines Jinghong[11] , Kunming
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Jinan
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Xi'an
Charter: Chongqing
SilkAir Singapore
Spring Airlines Guangzhou[12], Shanghai–Pudong
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Beijing–Capital (begins 30 November 2018),[13] Changsha, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Hat Yai, Hong Kong, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Macau, Nanchang (begins 1 December 2018)[14], Pattaya–U–Tapao, Phuket, Surat Thani, Taipei–Taoyuan, Yangon
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chengdu, Guangzhou[15], Pattaya–U–Tapao[16]
Charter: Hefei
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
Thai Vietjet Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
VietJet Air Ho Chi Minh City
Wisdom Airways Mae Hong Son, Nan, Pai

Statistics[edit]

Busiest international routes 2016[edit]

Busiest international routes to and from Chiang Mai Airport (2016)[17]
Rank Airport Passengers handled Change%
1 Hong Kong Hong Kong 351,784 Increase 9.85
2 China Shanghai-Pudong 293,268 Increase 7.98%
3 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur–International 226,876 Increase 13.76
4 China Guangzhou 132,492 Increase 35.03
5 China Chengdu 127,708 Increase 12.12%
6 Singapore Singapore 117,726 Increase 3.01%
7 China Chongqing 117,038 Increase 24.37%
8 South Korea Seoul-Incheon 108,776 Decrease 6.27%
9 Macau Macau 100,626 Increase 0.88%
10 China Hangzhou 100,402 Decrease 0.88%

Busiest domestic routes 2016[edit]

Busiest domestic routes to and from Chiang Mai Airport (2016)[17]
Rank Airport Passengers handled Change%
1 Bangkok–Don Mueang 3,858,517 Increase 9.16%
2 Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 1,978,858 Increase 14.64%
3 Phuket 460,054 Increase 7.82%
4 Krabi 217,851 Increase 8.07%
5 Hat Yai 183.234 Increase 41.82%
6 U-tapao Rayong-Pattaya 159,662 Increase 900.45%
7 Surat Thani 110,461 Increase 5.04%
8 Udon Thani 102,615 Decrease 19.66%
9 Khon Kaen 95,263 Increase 213.21%
10 Ko Samui 74,787 Increase 15.23%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Traffic Report; AOT Airports Traffic Overview" (PDF). AIRPORTS OF THAILAND (AOT) PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  3. ^ "Air Transport Statistic". Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT). Retrieved 2015-01-23.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  5. ^ Airport information for VTCC from DAFIF (effective Oct 2006)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  7. ^ 东航江苏公司18年部分新增航线及春运加班计划出炉
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ Lucky Air adds Chiang Mai service from July 2018 Routesonline. 24 May 2018.
  11. ^ Ruili Airlines revises Jinghong International launch in S18 Routesonline. 18 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Spring Airlines adds Guangzhou – Chiang Mai service from July 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  13. ^ https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/2018/10/30/airasia-invites-all-to-a-snowy-winter-season-fly-direct-chiang-mai-hangzhou-and-new-route-chiang-mai-beijing-en
  14. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280983/thai-airasia-adds-chiang-mai-nanchang-route-from-dec-2018/
  15. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273236/thai-lion-air-confirms-chiang-mai-guangzhou-july-2017-launch/
  16. ^ https://www.lionairthai.com/en/New-Route/Chiang-Mai-Pattaya
  17. ^ a b [3]

External links[edit]

Media related to Chiang Mai International Airport at Wikimedia Commons