|People check in at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải|
HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Administration of Việt Nam has banned two passengers from flying for nine to 12 months after they threatened airline staff and violated security regulations.
Nguyễn Văn Sơn, 42, a resident of the northern port city of Hải Phòng, has been banned for nine months – August 19, 2017 to May, 18, 2018 – after he shouted at and threatened a flight attendant on the VJ282 flight from HCM City-Hải Phòng in June. After the ban is lifted, for another six months, Sơn will have to undergo compulsory checks to travel by air.
Another passenger, Lê Thị Kim Ngân, has been banned for 12 months, starting August 21, 2017, after she allegedly assaulted an airline officer at Tân Sơn Nhất Airport. She will have to undergo compulsory checks from August 21, 2018, to February 20, 2019, to board a flight.
Currently, regulations ban passengers from flights for three to 12 months if they cause public disorder, refuse to pay fines, use fake personal documents to travel, or make bomb threats on board. A ban of 12-24 months or a permanent ban is applied on those repeating the offence and on those who cause rioting. — VNS