Chiang Mai International Airport
|Chiang Mai International Airport
|IATA: CNX – ICAO: VTCC|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner||Royal Thai Air Force|
|Operator||Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT)|
|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|
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 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.
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.
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.
Airlines and destinations
- "AOT Investors Site". Archived from the original on 27 November 2011. Retrieved 11 Dec 2011.
- Airport information for VTCC from DAFIF (effective Oct 2006)
- Airport information for CNX at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- "Air Transport Statistic". Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT). Retrieved 2015-01-23.
- Kositchotethana, Boonsong (11 Oct 2013). "Air China eyes Chiang Mai". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 14 Oct 2013.
- "Kan Air returns to U-tapao with restricted service". Bangkok Post. 1 Oct 2015. Retrieved 16 Oct 2015.
- Myanmar National Airlines Plans Chiang Mai Flights from late-Dec 2015. Airline Route. 1 November 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
- "Sichuan Airlines Adds New China – Thailand Routes in July/August 2015". airlineroute. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chiang Mai International Airport.|
- Chiang Mai travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Chiang Mai International Airport, Official site
- Chiang Mai Airport Guide
- Current weather for VTCC at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for CNX at Aviation Safety Network