Authorities had requested that the dogs be taken out of the areas and the relevant agencies had assured that the incidents would not be repeated. But an inspection earlier this month still saw dogs in the aforementioned areas.
The SAA has therefore requested that the practice of raising dogs within military areas and releasing them near the airport be stopped.
Dogs disrupting airport functions are not uncommon in Vietnam. Earlier this month, three flights from Hanoi to HCMC had to delay landing at the Cam Ranh airport in central Vietnam by up to 20 minutes after a dog was found near a water ditch running across a runway.
In January, a flight from HCMC to central Thanh Hoa Province’s Tho Xuan Airport also had to delay landing for 10 minutes after a dog was spotted in an empty apron.