The Info List - Chiang Rai International Airport

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.[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 Highness Princess Srinagarindra, mother of the previous monarch, His Royal Highness Bhumibol Adulyadej, reigning under the dynastic name of Rama IX.


1 Airlines and destinations 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations

Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi

Beijing Capital Airlines Haikou[3]

China Eastern Airlines Kunming

HK Express Hong Kong

Hainan Airlines Shenzhen

Nok Air Bangkok–Don Mueang

Ruili Airlines Jinghong[4]

Sichuan Airlines Seasonal: Chengdu

Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Hat Yai

Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Changsha,[5] Guangzhou[6]

Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi

Thai Vietjet Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket

See also[edit]

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.  ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277676/ruili-airlines-revises-jinghong-international-launch-in-s18/ ^ "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. 

External links[edit] Chiang Rai travel guide from Wikivoyage

Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport, Official site Airport information for VTCT at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.

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Airports in Thailand


Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Don Mueang (DMK)


Phitsanulok (PHS) Sukhothai (THS)


U-Tapao (UTP) Trat (TDX)


Hua Hin (HHQ) Mae Sot (MAQ)


Chiang Mai (CNX) Chiang Rai (CEI) Lampang (LPT) Mae Hong Son (HGN) Nan (NNT) Phrae (PRH) Pai (PYY)


Udon Thani (UTH) Ubon Ratchathani (UBP) Buriram (BFV) Khon Kaen (KKC) Loei (LOE) Nakhon Phanom (KOP) Nakhon Ratchasima (NAK) Roi Et (ROI) Sakhon Nakhon (SNO) Surin (PXR)


Phuket (HKT) Hat Yai (HDY) Krabi (KBV) Samui (USM) Surat Thani (URT) Chumphon (CJM) Nakhon Si Thammarat (NST) Narathiwat (NAW) Ranong (UNN) Trang (TST)

Not in use

Nakhon Sawan (TKH) Pattani (PAN) Lopburi (KKM) Phetchabun (PHY) Tak (TKT) Mae Sariang (MSR) Songkhla (SGZ) Uttaradit (UTR) Old Chiang Rai

Under construction and proposed

Ko Pha Ngan Betong Bueng Kan Phra Nang Chamthewi Don Sak Mukdahan Kanchanaburi Aranyaprathet

General aviation

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Note: bold indicates international airports