Name: Chiang Mai International Airport
Place: Chiang Mai
Address: 60 Mahidol Rd, Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Chiang Mai International Airport is an important airport for the north of the country of Thailand. There are many tourists who fly this route for the sights but also the locals for all kinds of reasons. The airport is just a few miles from Chiang Mai city, a 15 minute taxi ride away. The price for the taxi is approximately 150-200 THB. Traveling to the center by bus is also possible and much cheaper. When you arrive at the airport you will see that it is not very big. Yet there are many million passengers a year who come here. Most Chiang Mai departures go to Bangkok. The airport has a terminal that consists of two parts. One is for the international routes and the other for the domestic routes. The layout is otherwise the same in both parts. On the ground floor, the baggage reclaim areas are next to the check-in counters to start your journey. The CNX departures therefore start on the ground floor but then at level 1 where you come through security. At level 1, the gates are for boarding and starting your flight to probably Bangkok or one of the beach destinations.
The trips to Bangkok are by far the most popular. Bangkok is often also used as a hub for onward travel to Chiang Mai with another company. Depending on the airline you fly from Bangkok – Don Mueang or Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi. Don Mueang largely offers flights via low cost airlines such as Air Asia, NOK Air, Thai Lion Air. Chiang Mai Airport departures with Thai Vietjet Air, Thai Smile and Thai Airways often go to Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi. Other frequently flown domestic routes are to Krabi, Pattaya and Phuket. There are also International Chiang Mai departures CNX but much less than to Bangkok. The most frequent flights are to Taipei, Kunming, Seoul, Guangzhou, Honk Kong and Shanghai-Pudong with 446,398 passengers last year. The total number of passengers flying through Chiang Mai Airport was over 11 million in 2019, all through the single runway of 11 thousand feet long.