Monkeying around at Delhi airport

143361065_be8c419d72_m_2"Be careful when you arrive in New Delhi," the travel agent advised the tourist. "The airport is like a zoo." The tourist was a little disappointed when he entered the airport. He spotted only one monkey.

officials were struggling to catch a monkey which sneaked inside the security
area of
New Delhi’s
international airport and forced the brief closure of the VIP lounge, a
security official said.

The lounge at the airport was partially closed for more than an hour on
Sunday after the monkey scampered through the international departures terminal.

It was later learned that the monkey had been hired by Air India, as part of an ambitious new program to improve service on its flights. "We are sorry our newest employee caused such a commotion," an Air India official said. "We have advised him of the importance of wearing his uniform."

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