A 42-year-old man has been given a one-year flight ban after telling a security officer at Vinh Airport last November there was a bomb in his hand luggage.
In a note recently sent to airlines operating in Vietnam, the Northern Airports Authority required them not to provide services for Tran Tien Doan, a primary school teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, until January 15, 2017.
According to the authority, Doan said "My luggage contains a bomb" to a security officer at Vinh Airport in the central province of Nghe An before boarding a flight to HCMC in late November last year.
The authority also criticized his disruptive behavior, without elaborating.
He was not allowed to board the plane, even after no bomb was found.
Doan later said he was only joking, adding that he was drunk at that time.