The pilots of the air India might have been on strike for more than two months, but still the company saw its revenues rise up to 20% in the April-June quarter. The topline of the carrier went up to 3% in the month of June over the same period last financial year despite the fact that it operated a truncated flight schedule on the international network during the whole month.

The pilots of the airlines, went on strike on May 7, 2012 and ended it on July 3, 2012. Due to the strike, the airline was forced to operate only in the profitable routes which caused a revenue loss of Rs. 600 crore.