Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย; About this soundpronunciation  ) (old name: Chiang Rai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานเชียงราย) (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 three international routes to Hong Kong International Airport, Kunming Changshui International Airport, and Haikou Meilan International Airport.

Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai Airport

ท่าอากาศยานแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย
Chiang Rai International Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports of Thailand PCL (AOT)
ServesChiang Rai
Location404 Mu 10 Ban Du, Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Hub for
Elevation AMSL390 m / 1,280 ft
Coordinates19°57′08″N 99°52′58″E / 19.95222°N 99.88278°E / 19.95222; 99.88278
Websitechiangraiairportthai.com
Map
CEI is located in Thailand
CEI
CEI
Location of airport in Thailand
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,000 9,843 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers2,867,289 Increase14.5%
Aircraft Movements20,072 Increase13.7%
Freight (tonnes)5,273 Increase46.07%

In 2014, Airports of Thailand said that they would expand Chiang Rai airport. The plans include building an additional taxiway and more shops, and possibly extending the runway. This should be completed in 2030.[3]

Chiang Rai International Airport was named "Mae Fah Luang", after Princess Srinagarindra, mother of the previous monarch, Bhumibol Adulyadej, reigning under the dynastic name of Rama IX.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chiang Rai Airport". Google Maps. Retrieved 2015-01-23.
  2. ^ "2013 (Statistic Report 2013)". Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT). Archived from the original on 2014-12-07. Retrieved 2015-01-23.
  3. ^ https://www.prachachat.net/local-economy/news-137148
  4. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277676/ruili-airlines-revises-jinghong-international-launch-in-s18/

External linksEdit

  Chiang Rai travel guide from Wikivoyage