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19 Sep 2018 | 08:38 AM UTC

Italy: Flight disruptions possible due to strikes September 28

Italy News Alert

Air sector strikes in Italy September 28; flight disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/28/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Italy, Milan, Bologna

Event

Several strikes with the potential to affect air travel are set to take place on Friday, September 28. Ground staff at Milan’s Linate (LIN) and Malpensa (MXP) international airports will be on strike throughout the 24-hour period. Staff at Bologna-Marconi Airport (BLQ) will be on strike from 10:00 to 14:00 (local time). Pilots and cabin crew staff at Blue Panorama Airlines will strike throughout the day, as will Italy-based employees of Ryanair. As a reminder, Ryanair employees in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal are also set to strike on September 28.

Context

Transportation-related strikes are frequent in Italy and can be highly disruptive. However, in accordance with Italian law, minimum levels of services must be guaranteed during all industrial and social actions.

Advice

Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport.

 

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