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27 Apr 2019 | 09:06 AM UTC

Italy: Flight disruptions expected May 3, 17 due to strike

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Significant flight disruptions expected May 3 and 17 due to industrial action by airline and ground staff; confirm flights

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Italy, Roma

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Employees of Alitalia and Air Italy, as well as ground staff at airports across the country, have announced a strike for Friday, May 3. Air Italy employees are planning a 24-hour strike between 00:01 and 23:59 (local time), while personnel of Alitalia will strike at Roma Fiumicino Airport (FCO) between 12:00 and 16:00. Two additional strikes called by ground staff at airports across the country are scheduled to take place between 10:00 and 16:00 on this date.

In addition, ground staff at airports nationwide have called for a 24-hour strike between 00:01 and 23:59 on Friday, May 17.

As a result, delays, modified timetables, or last-minute cancelations are to be anticipated on May 3 and 17. Increased waiting times at affected airports are also possible.


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.


Individuals traveling via airports in Italy are advised to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport and anticipate flight and airport service disruptions.


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