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21 Feb 2020 | 12:13 PM UTC

Italy: Alitalia announces flight cancelations due to nationwide airport strike February 24-26 /update 1

Alitalia announces flight cancelations due to nationwide airport strike February 24-26; severe flight disruptions expected across Italy

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ITA

Event

Alitalia announced that several flights have been canceled on Tuesday, February 25, due to a planned nationwide strike by airport employees. The airline stated that flights departing during peak times between 07:00 and 10:00 (local time) and 18:00 and 21:00 on Tuesday will operate as scheduled. Some Alitalia flights on the late evening of Monday, February 24, and the morning of Wednesday, February 26, will also be canceled.

Other carriers, including British Airways and EasyJet, have announced that disruptions are to be expected for any flights to and from Italy during the strike.

Severe flight disruptions are to be expected during the strike, and further flight cancelations are possible over the coming days.

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

Individuals traveling to or from Italy are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate disruptions to airport operations, confirm flight reservations, contact your airline for more information, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.