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 is a major gateway to the north of 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.
In 2013, 19 airlines operated at CNX, serving more than 5.3 million passengers, 43,000 flights and 18,000 tonnes of cargo.
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.
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). There are two terminals, one for domestic passengers and the other for international flights.
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 October 2006).
- "Air Transport Statistic". Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT). Retrieved 2015-01-23.
- "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.
Media related to Chiang Mai International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- 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