Italy Air Staff Strike Alert

22 July 2019


Situation:

On 26 July, several trade unions representing air transport workers nationwide

have called for a strike. Alitalia airline employees and Milan Linate (LIN) airport staff have

announced a strike from 00:01 to 23:59 hours, while trade unions representing other air

transport workers, including at Milan Malpensa (MXP), Bologna (BLQ), and Verona (VRN)

airports, are expected to strike from 10:00 to 14:00.


Delays, modified timetables, and last-minute cancelations are likely on 26 July, particularly

during the work stoppage. 


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.


Possible Effects:

  • Possible protests or demonstrations

  • Delayed or cancelled flights


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Check with airports to confirm flight schedules

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy



DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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