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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 Northern Thailand, and currently the fourth busiest airport in the country.

Chiang Mai International Airport

ท่าอากาศยานเชียงใหม่
Chiang Mai Intl Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerRoyal Thai Air Force
OperatorAirports of Thailand PCL (AOT)
ServesChiang Mai
Lamphun
Location60 Mahidol Rd, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Hub for
Elevation AMSL1,036 ft / 316 m
Coordinates18°46′00″N 098°57′45″E / 18.76667°N 98.96250°E / 18.76667; 98.96250Coordinates: 18°46′00″N 098°57′45″E / 18.76667°N 98.96250°E / 18.76667; 98.96250
Websitehttps://www.airportthai.co.th/en
Map
CNX is located in Thailand
CNX
CNX
Location of airport in Thailand
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,100 10,171 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers10,230,070 Increase8.3%
International passengers2,302,013 Increase9.9%
Domestic passengers7,928,057 Increase8.3%
Aircraft Movements71,993 Increase4.0%
Freight (tonnes)17,647 Decrease8.5%
Source:[1]:1
Aerial view of the airport's runways and southern part of the city

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Chiang Mai Airport International Departure Hall
 
Airplanes at Chiang Mai International Airport

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.[2]

In 2013, 19 airlines operated at CNX, serving more than 5.3 million passengers, 43,000 flights and 18,000 tonnes of cargo.[3]

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.[4]

FacilitiesEdit

The airport is 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).[5] There are two terminals, one for domestic passengers and the other for international flights.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Busiest international routes 2016Edit

Busiest international routes to and from Chiang Mai Airport (2016)[16]
Rank Airport Passengers handled Change%
1   Hong Kong 351,784  10.85
2   Shanghai-Pudong 293,268  11.00
3   Kuala Lumpur–International 226,876   13.76
4   Guangzhou 132,492   35.03
5   Chengdu 127,708   12.12%
6   Singapore 117,726   3.01%
7   Chongqing 117,038   24.37%
8   Seoul-Incheon 108,776   6.27%
9   Macau 100,626   0.88%
10   Hangzhou 100,402   0.88%

Busiest domestic routes 2016Edit

Busiest domestic routes to and from Chiang Mai Airport (2016)[16]
Rank Airport Passengers handled Change%
1 Bangkok–Don Mueang 3,858,517   9.16%
2 Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 1,978,858   14.64%
3 Phuket 460,054   7.82%
4 Krabi 217,851   8.07%
5 Hat Yai 183.234   41.82%
6 U-tapao Rayong-Pattaya 159,662   900.45%
7 Surat Thani 110,461   5.04%
8 Udon Thani 102,615   19.66%
9 Khon Kaen 95,263   213.21%
10 Ko Samui 74,787   15.23%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Traffic Report; AOT Airports Traffic Overview" (PDF). AIRPORTS OF THAILAND (AOT) PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Air Transport Statistic". Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT). Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Airport information for VTCC from DAFIF (effective Oct 2006)
  6. ^ "Bangkok Airways plans Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang April 2019 launch". routesonline. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ Lucky Air adds Chiang Mai service from July 2018 Routesonline. 24 May 2018.
  10. ^ Ruili Airlines revises Jinghong International launch in S18 Routesonline. 18 March 2018.
  11. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Scoot / Silk Air 2019 network adjustment as of 30NOV18". Routesonline.
  12. ^ "Spring Airlines adds Guangzhou – Chiang Mai service from July 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  13. ^ https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/2019/2/25/airasia-plots-growth-in-vietnam-launching-3-new-routes
  14. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273236/thai-lion-air-confirms-chiang-mai-guangzhou-july-2017-launch/
  15. ^ https://www.lionairthai.com/en/New-Route/Chiang-Mai-Pattaya
  16. ^ a b [3]

External linksEdit