Chiang Rai International Airport

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 few international routes to Kunming, Haikou, Hangzhou, Changsha, Xishuangbanna, Shenzhen, and Chengdu.

Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai Airport

ท่าอากาศยานแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย
Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport Chiang Rai.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports of Thailand PCL (AOT)
ServesChiang Rai
Location404 Mu 10 Ban Du, Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Focus city 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
CEI is located in Thailand
Location of airport in Thailand
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.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

China Eastern Airlines Kunming
Nok Air Bangkok–Don Mueang
Ruili Airlines Xishuangbanna [4]
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Guangzhou[5]
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Hangzhou,[6] Shenzhen
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Changsha
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Vietjet Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Udon Thani,[7] Hat Yai

See alsoEdit


  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.
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  5. ^ Liu, Jim. "Sichuan Airlines adds Guangzhou – Chiang Rai service from late-Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
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  7. ^ Liu, Jim. "Thai VietJet Air adds Udon Thani service from Nov 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 October 2019.

External linksEdit

  Chiang Rai travel guide from Wikivoyage