Chiang Mai Aviation


Chiang Mai airport (CNX/VTCC) 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.

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.

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). There are two terminals, one for domestic passengers and the other for international flights.

Chiang Mai Airport web site.

Non-stop destinations from Chiang Mai

Bangkok                           Thai AirAsia, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways, …
Beijing                              Air China
Changsha                         Thai AirAsia
Chengdu                          Thai Lion Mentari
Chongqing                       Shandong Air
Doha                                Qatar Airways – from 7 December – 4x weekly
Đồng Hới, Vietnam           Jetstar
Guangzhou                      China Southern, Thai Lion Mentari
Haikou, China                  Beijing Capital
Hangzhou                        Thai AirAsia
Hat Yai                             Thai AirAsia
Hong Kong                       Thai AirAsia, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express
Khon Kaen                        Thai AirAsia
Ko Samui                          Bangkok Airways
Krabi                                Thai AirAsia
Kuala Lumpur                   AirAsia
Kunming, China                China Eastern, THAI
Luang Prabang, Laos         Lao Airlines
Macau                               Thai AirAsia
Mae Hong Son                   Bangkok Airways
Mandalay, Myanmar           Bangkok Airways
Pattaya                              Thai AirAsia
Phuket City                        Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile
Seoul                                 Korean Air
Shanghai                           China Eastern, Spring, Junyao
Shenzhen                          Hainan Air
Singapore                         Scoot, SilkAir
Surat Thani                       Thai AirAsia
Ubon Ratchathani             Thai AirAsia
Udon Thani                       Nok Air
Wuhan, China                   Air China
Yangon, Myanmar             Bangkok Airways, Air KBZ Ltd., Myanmar N

Booking sites for Thai based airlines:

Thai Airways

Thai Smile Airways

Thai Lion Air

Thai Air Asia

Nok Air

Thai VietJet Airlines

Bangkok Airways (note that Bangkok Airways codeshares with: Qantas, Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, British Airways, China Airlines, Aeroflot, Garuda Indonesia, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Thai Airways International, Air Berlin, Austrian, Finnair, Air Astana, Air France, KLM, and Eva Air. Of these airlines, only TG operates in its own right to Chiang Mai.