The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) warned that the unannounced flights “threaten the safety of all flights in the region,” according to a report in the Tuoi Tre Daily newspaper.
In quotes published in Vietnamese official online newspaper Zing.vn late Friday, CAAV director Lai Xuan Thanh said a protest letter about the flights had been sent to
“Chinese aircraft have ignored all the rules and norms of the ICAO by not providing any flight plans or maintaining any radio contact with
In the seven days to January 8,
logged 46 incidents of Chinese planes flying without warning through airspace
monitored by air traffic control in the southern metropolis of , according to civilian
aviation authorities quoted in the Tuoi Tre Daily newspaper report. Ho Chi Minh City
Chinese state media last Wednesday said two civilian planes landed on an island in the Fiery Cross Reef in the contested
The two “test flights” Wednesday followed an initial aircraft landing on Saturday, which prompted the first formal diplomatic complaint from
The Spratlys are claimed by
The recent flights, slammed by
Several of these nations, including
Rioting broke out in
Since then the two sides have tried to mend relations.
Vietnamese officials said last week they had asked