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Italy Air Transportation Strike Alert

Updated on 12 January 2020

The Situation:

Air traffic controllers in Italy confirmed the transportation strike scheduled on Tuesday, 14 January, from 13:00 to 17:00 (local time). Alitalia announced at least a hundred domestic and international flight cancelations scheduled during the strike.

In addition, staff at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ), Rome Fiumicino (FCO), Rome Ciampino (CIA), Reggio Calabria (REG), Ancona (AOI), Perugia (PEG), Aeroporto D'Abruzzo at Pescara (PSR), and Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airports, as well as Easyjet cabin staff and Ernest Airline staff, are also due to strike nationwide on Tuesday.

Further flight disruptions, including delays and cancelations and increased demand for alternative flights, are expected amid the work stoppages.

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 flight status prior to departure to the airport

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred 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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