Chiang Rai International Airport

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Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai Airport

ท่าอากาศยานแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย
Chiang Rai International Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports of Thailand PCL (AOT)
ServesChiang Rai
Location404 Mu 10 Ban Du, Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Hub for
Elevation AMSL390 m / 1,280 ft
Coordinates19°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 (2018)
Passengers2,867,289 Increase14.5%
Aircraft Movements20,072 Increase13.7%
Freight (tonnes)5,273 Increase46.07%

Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานแม่ฟ้าหลวง 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.[3]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
China Eastern Airlines Kunming
China Southern Airlines Seasonal Charter: Shanghai-Pudong
HK Express Hong Kong
Hainan Airlines Seasonal Charter: Shenzhen
Nok Air Bangkok–Don Mueang
Ruili Airlines Jinghong [4]
Sichuan Airlines Seasonal: Chengdu
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Hat Yai, Kuala Lumpur–International, Macau, Phuket, Singapore [5]
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Changsha, Guangzhou [6][7]
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Vietjet Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chiang Rai Airport". Google Maps. Retrieved 2015-01-23.
  2. ^ "2013 (Statistic Report 2013)". Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT). Retrieved 2015-01-23.
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  5. ^ "AirAsia Launches 4 Routes in a Row, Flying from Chiang Rai to Phuket, Macao, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur". AirAsia Newsroom. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Thai Lion Air plans Chiang Rai – Changsha launch in August 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Thai Lion Air outlines new international routes in 3Q17". routesonline. Retrieved 29 May 2017.

External links[edit]

Chiang Rai travel guide from Wikivoyage