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Italy: Air traffic controllers to strike July 5

Air traffic controller strike to impact aviation sector on Wednesday, July 5; confirm flight reservations

27 Jun 01:46 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/5/2017, 12:00 AM until 7/5/2017, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Italy

Event

A nationwide air traffic controller strike is set to take place on Wednesday, July 5, from 13:00 to 17:00 (local time). If the strike goes ahead as planned, it will likely result in significant disruptions at airports throughout the country, including flight delays, cancelations, and rescheduling.

Context

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

Advice

Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure to the airport and to contact their airline for more information.

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