Italy Air Transportation Strike Alert

Updated on 23 October 2019




The Situation:

Air traffic controllers and other aviation unions are planning strikes on Friday, 25 October.

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, 24 October, and one early morning flight

on Saturday, 26 October, 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.


Possible Effects:

• Delayed or cancelled flights

• Possible protests or demonstrations at airports

• Traffic delays due to strikes, demonstrations, etc.

• Blocked roads due to demonstrations


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

• Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent

• Check with airport to confirm flight status before departure

• Allow extra time for travel

• Enroll in a Safe Traveler Program from your preferred embassy to receive warning


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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