Chiang Rai International Airport

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Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai Airport
ท่าอากาศยานแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย
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Chiang Rai International Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
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
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 (2015)
Passengers 1,745,568 Increase26.58%
Aircraft Movements 13,402 Increase22.00%
Freight (tonnes) 5,273 Increase46.07%

Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย) (old name: Chiang Rai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานเชียงราย)) (IATA: CEIICAO: VTCT) is located 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 3 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 to build an additional taxiway, more shops and maybe extend the runaway.This should be completed in 2030.

Chiang Rai International Airport was named "Mae Fah Luang", after Her Royal 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
Nok Air Bangkok–Don Mueang
Sichuan Airlines Seasonal: Chengdu (begins 2 October 2017)[4]
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Hat Yai
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Changsha,[5] Guangzhou[6]
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Vietjet Air 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. 
  3. ^ "Capital Airlines adds Haikou - Thailand routes in March 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Sichuan Airlines adds Chiang Rai service in Oct 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Thai Lion Air plans Chiang Rai – Changsha launch in August 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Thai Lion Air outlines new international routes in 3Q17". routesonline. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 

External links[edit]

Chiang Rai travel guide from Wikivoyage