Chiang Rai International Airport

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Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai Airport
ท่าอากาศยานแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย
Chiang Rai International Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Airports of Thailand PCL (AOT)
Serves Chiang Rai
Location 404 Mu 10 Ban Du, Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Elevation AMSL 390 m / 1,280 ft
Coordinates 19°57′08″N 99°52′58″E / 19.95222°N 99.88278°E / 19.95222; 99.88278
CEI is located in Thailand
Location of airport in Thailand
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 2,503,375 Increase21.5%
Aircraft Movements 17,661 Increase21.0%
Freight (tonnes) 5,273 Increase46.07%

Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย) (old name: Chiang Rai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติเชียงราย) (IATA: CEI, ICAO: VTCT) is in the city of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand.[1] The airport is about 8 km from the city center. Since 1998 it has been managed by the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT). In 2013 the airport handled over 1,000,000 passengers and 7,000 passenger flights.[2] The airport has international flight facilities and serves three international routes to Hong Kong International Airport, Kunming Changshui International Airport, and Haikou Meilan International Airport.

In 2014, Airports of Thailand said that they would expand Chiang Rai airport. The plans include building an additional taxiway and more shops, and possibly extending the runway. This should be completed in 2030.

Chiang Rai International Airport was named "Mae Fah Luang", after Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, mother of the previous monarch, His Royal Highness Bhumibol Adulyadej, reigning under the dynastic name of Rama IX.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou[3]
China Eastern Airlines Kunming
HK Express Hong Kong
Hainan Airlines Shenzhen
Nok Air Bangkok–Don Mueang
Ruili Airlines Jinghong[4]
Sichuan Airlines Seasonal: Chengdu
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Hat Yai
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Changsha,[5] Guangzhou[6]
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Vietjet Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Chiang Rai travel guide from Wikivoyage