On Tuesday, December 12, Alitalia announced that it has canceled a number of international and domestic flights scheduled for Friday, December 15, due to an air traffic controller strike set to be held on Friday between 13:00 and 17:00 (local time). According to media reports, at least 77 flights have been canceled. Travelers can find additional information regarding the cancelations at the Alitalia website. Significant air transportation disruptions are expected in the country on Friday if the action is carried out.
The Italian Associazione Nazionale Professionale Aviazone Civile (ANPAC) has planned the four-hour strike by its Ryanair pilots and flight attendants in Italy. Air traffic controllers and other airline workers will also join the strike.
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.
Travelers in Italy are advised to confirm their travel itineraries and to allow for extra time to reach their destinations.