Airlines to Restrict Cabin Liquids from March

Except for holding medications, food for infants and special dietary foods, aircraft passengers should be banned from taking liquid containers exceeding 100 ml on board with them from March 2007, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has recommended.

As a member of ICAO, Viet Nam Airlines will apply the guidelines on both domestic and international flights.

The suggested ban is among ICAO’s new security control guidelines for the screening of liquids, gels and aerosols that may be used in improvised explosive devices on board an aircraft to members worldwide.

The guidelines are made to categorize highly risky hand-baggage. Prohibited items are believed to have high risk of being used to make bombs on board.

According to this recommendation, all boxes and bags carrying liquids should be separately packaged and completely closed, and should be no greater than one liter.

As necessary, these bags can be checked and should be presented for visual examination by X-ray at the screening point.

In addition, ICAO suggested its 189 members establish their own lists of prohibited items based on the ICAO guidance to ensure aviation security.

Liquids purchased either at airport duty free shops or on board aircraft should be also considered. They should be packed in a sealed plastic bag that is tamper-evident.

As a member of ICAO, Vietnam Airlines will apply the guidelines on both domestic and international flights.

At the moment, there are still a lot of customers who usually carry alcohol on board. Vietnam Airlines will notify passengers about the restriction.

Source Vietnamnet – Translated by Khuong An

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