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.
Non-stop destinations from Chiang Mai
Bangkok BKK Bangkok Airways, Thai VietJet, Thai Airways, Thai Smile
Bangkok DMK Thai Air Asia, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air
Hat Yai Thai AirAsia
Khon Kaen Thai AirAsia
Ko Samui Bangkok Airways
Krabi Thai AirAsia
Mae Hong Son Bangkok Airways, Wisdom Airways (check with airline)
Nakhon Ratchasima NewGen Airways
Pattaya Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air
Phuket City Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile
Surat Thani Thai AirAsia
Udon Thani Nok Air
Beijing Air China
Changsha Thai AirAsia
Chengdu Thai Lion Air
Chongqing Shandong Air
Doha Qatar Airways – from 7 December – 4x weekly
Đồng Hới, Vietnam Jetstar
Guangzhou China Southern, Thai Lion Air, Spring
Haikou, China Beijing Capital
Hangzhou Thai AirAsia
Hanoi Bangkok Airways, Thai Air Asia from 28 Oct 2018.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietjet Airways
Hong Kong Thai AirAsia, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express
Jinghong, China Ruili Airlines
Kuala Lumpur AirAsia
Kunming, China China Eastern, THAI, Lucky Air
Luang Prabang, Laos Lao Airlines
Macau Thai AirAsia
Mandalay, Myanmar Bangkok Airways
Seoul Korean Air
Shanghai China Eastern, Spring, Juneyao
Shenzhen Hainan Air
Singapore Scoot, SilkAir
Taipei EVA; Thai Air Asia
Wuhan, China Air China
Yangon, Myanmar Bangkok Airways, Myanmar Airlines, Thai Air Asia
Xi’an, China Sichuan Airlines
Booking sites for Thai based 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.)