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23 Oct 2019 | 02:28 AM UTC

Italy: Alitalia cancels flights due to strikes October 24-26 /update 5

Italy News Alert

Transportation strikes set for October 25 causes Alitalia to cancel some flights scheduled for October 24-26; confirm flight reservations

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Italy

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Air traffic controllers and other aviation unions are planning strikes on Friday, October 25. The length of the strikes varies by union from four to 24 hours; air traffic controllers will walkout from 13:00-17:00 (local time). Alitalia has canceled two late flights on Thursday, October 24, and one early morning flight on Saturday, October 26, due to the work stoppages. The airline announced that service scheduled during peak hours (07:00-10:00 and 18:00-21:00) on Friday will operate as normal, but several flights have been canceled. A full list of impacted flight can be found on the Alitalia website here

Further flight disruptions, including delays, modified timetables, and last-minute cancellations, are possible in the coming days.  


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 flying via airports in Italy are advised to keep abreast of the situation, confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport, and anticipate flight and airport service disruptions during any work stoppage.


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