Chiang Rai International Airport
|Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai Airport
|Operator||Airports of Thailand PCL (AOT)|
|Location||404 Mu 10 Ban Du, Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand|
|Elevation AMSL||390 m / 1,280 ft|
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. 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. 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
- Old Chiang Rai Airport (no longer operational)
- "Chiang Rai Airport". Google Maps. Retrieved 2015-01-23.
- "2013 (Statistic Report 2013)". Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT). Retrieved 2015-01-23.
- "Capital Airlines adds Haikou - Thailand routes in March 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
- "Thai Lion Air plans Chiang Rai – Changsha launch in August 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
- "Thai Lion Air outlines new international routes in 3Q17". routesonline. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
Chiang Rai travel guide from Wikivoyage