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The incident, which took place on Saturday, was captured on video. The clip was made accessible on Wednesday.
He was apprehended in the toilet of international arrival hall while handing over smuggled gold to one airport staff working as a duty manager for AISATS, Delhi, it said.
The removal of Arvind Kathpalia comes after the Indian Commercial Pilots' Association's demand for immediate termination of his services and the board calling him a "repeat offender".
Air India Pilots' Association demands immediate termination of Director (Operations) Arvind Kathpalia
Referring to Kathpalia failing the BA test on November 11, the ICPA said he endangered the lives of innocent passengers.
On October 31, Captain Daksh Yadav of Air India alleged that his laptop and other articles were stolen from his car which was parked opposite the Aerocity Metro Station.
Kathpalia's flying licence was suspended in 2017 for three months by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for allegedly skipping the breath analyser test before a flight.
The Delhi-London flight was delayed after its captain tested positive for alcohol while the Delhi-Bangkok flight was called back, 30 minutes, after it took-off as its pilot had not taken the test.
The airline registered a net profit of R262 crore in FY 2017-18 as per the accounts placed and approved by the airline’s board of directors.
Though some of the officials said that the off-duty staff was asked to fill in for the staff on strike, there had been no official word from the Air India over the issue.
The pilot of the Air India Express detected the snag when the passengers were about to board the plane at 3.20 AM, they said.
A red-eye flight departs generally late at night and arrives early morning. Because of their low fares, these flights are quite popular abroad, especially in the US and Europe.
The senior Congress leader was scheduled to travel from New Delhi to Mumbai on Saturday but the Air India flight was cancelled and a cancellation charge of Rs 3,000 was levied, according to tweets.
The daily flight from Hyderabad to Bengaluru via Kolhapur and back will operate with an ATR-72 aircraft.
Further, the AIE is set to become the first Indian carrier to start daily flights to Singapore from Kochi from October 29.
The Nanded to Delhi, a journey of 1000 kilometre, will be launched at Delhi on November 19.