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 PLC (AOT)
Serves Chiang Mai
Location 60 Mahidol Rd, 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 (2014)
Passengers 6,630,624
Aircraft operations 52,642
Aerial view of the airport's runways and southern part of the city
A Nok Air Boeing 737-800 parked at Chiang Mai

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.

CNX is a major gateway to the north of Thailand, and currently the fourth busiest airport in the country. In 2013, 19 airlines operated at CNX, serving more than 5.3 million passengers, 43,000 flights and 18,000 tonnes of cargo.[4]

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.[5]


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.


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]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Asia Kuala Lumpur International
Air Bagan Yangon International
Air China Beijing-Capital,[7] Wuhan[8] International
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Ko Samui, Phuket Domestic
Bangkok Airways Mandalay, Yangon International
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Shanghai-Pudong, Tianjin International
China Southern Airlines Changsha, Guangzhou,[9] Nanning International
Dragonair Hong Kong International
HK Express Hong Kong International
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Pudong International
Kan Air Hua Hin, Khon Kaen, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Pai, Pattaya U-Tapao,[10] Phitsanulok, Ubon Ratchathani Domestic
Korean Air Busan, Seoul-Incheon International
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang International
Myanmar National Airlines Yangon (begins 18 December 2015)[11] International
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang, Udon Thani Domestic
Shandong Airlines Chongqing, Jinan International
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu [12] International
Silkair Singapore International
Spring Airlines Chengdu, Shanghai-Pudong International
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang, Hat Yai, Krabi,[13] Phuket, Surat Thani, Pattaya U-Tapao [14] Domestic
Thai AirAsia Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau
Charter: Chengdu, Chongqing
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Domestic
Thai Airways Kunming (resumes 3 January 2016) International
Thai Lion Air Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Thai Smile Bangkok-Don Mueang, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Phuket Domestic
Tigerair Singapore International
V Air Taipei-Taoyuan[15] International


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