Chiang Mai International Airport

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Chiang Mai International Airport
Logo cnx.jpg
Chiang Mai Intl Airport.jpg
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Royal Thai Air Force
Operator Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT)
Serves Chiang Mai
Location 60 Mahidol Rd, Tambon Suthep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Hub for Kan Air, Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways
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 (2015)
Passengers 8,365,851
Aircraft operations 63,843
Freight (tonnes) 37,374
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 is a major gateway to Northern Thailand, and currently the fourth busiest airport in the country.


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.[4]

In 2013, 19 airlines operated at CNX, serving more than 5.3 million passengers, 43,000 flights and 18,000 tonnes of cargo.[5]

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.[6]


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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Asia Kuala Lumpur–International International
Air China Beijing-Capital, Wuhan[7] International
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Ko Samui, Mae Hong Son, Phuket Domestic
Bangkok Airways Mandalay, Yangon International
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Shanghai-Pudong, Tianjin International
China Southern Airlines Changsha, Guangzhou International
Dragonair Hong Kong International
HK Express Hong Kong International
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Pudong International
Kan Air Bangkok-Don Mueang (begins August 2016), Chiang Rai (resumes 24 August 2016), Hua Hin, Khon Kaen, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Pai, Pattaya U-Tapao [8] Phitsanulok, Ubon Ratchathani Domestic
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon
Seasonal: Busan
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang International
Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur–International (begins 30 October 2016)[9] International
Myanmar National Airlines Yangon (resumes 31 October 2016) International
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang, Udon Thani Domestic
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Jinan International
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu International
Silkair Singapore International
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Pudong International
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Pattaya U-Tapao, Phuket, Surat Thani Domestic
Thai AirAsia Changsha,[10] Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau
Charter: Chengdu
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Domestic
Thai Airways Kunming International
Thai Lion Air Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Thai Smile Bangkok-Don Mueang, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Phuket Domestic
Thai Vietjet Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (begins 26 September 2016)[11] Domestic
Tigerair Singapore International
Transasia Airways Taipei-Taoyuan (resumes 1 October 2016) International
T'way Airlines Seasonal charter: Muan, Seoul-Incheon International
V Air Taipei-Taoyuan (end 30 september 2016) International


  1. ^ "AOT Investors Site". Archived from the original on 27 November 2011. Retrieved 11 Dec 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Airport information for VTCC from DAFIF (effective Oct 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for CNX at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Air Transport Statistic". Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT). Retrieved 2015-01-23. 
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  8. ^ "Kan Air returns to U-tapao with restricted service". Bangkok Post. 1 Oct 2015. Retrieved 16 Oct 2015. 
  9. ^ "Malindo Air Outlines New International Routes Aug - Oct 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Thai AirAsia Files Chiang Mai – Changsha Schedule from late-May 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Thai Vietjet opens reservation from Sep 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 

External links[edit]

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