|Airplanes at Hà Nội's Nội Bài International Airport. Two passengers have been banned from flying for disruptive behaviour and refusing to pay smoking ban. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Aviation authorities have slapped a one-year flight ban on a passenger from Quảng Ngãi Province and a nine-month ban on another from Nghệ An for causing disturbances at airports and on flights.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam said T.Q.T, the Quảng Ngãi passenger, arrived at Chu Lai Airport (Quảng Nam Province) on September 15 to check-in for a flight to HCM City. However, he failed to comply with instructions given by the airport staff in charge of security screening and baggage checks.
He fiercely resisted security staff as they tried to take him into custody.
He has been fined for his actions and has been banned from domestic and international flights. In addition, he will be subject to strict surveillance on any flight for six months.
Another passenger, N.D.T, residing in Hưng Nguyên District in the central province of Nghệ An, was fined for smoking onboard a HCMC to Vinh flight and refusing to pay the fine on August 12.
He has been banned from flying for nine months. — VNS