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Italy Airline Strike Alert

Updated on 9 July 2019

The Situation:

Multiple unions representing Air Italy staff have announced a four-hour strike planned for

Wednesday, 10 July. Workers nationwide are expected to strike from 12:00 until 16:00

hours. Delays, modified timetables, and last-minute cancelations are possible, 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 at airports

  • Traffic delays and/or blocked roads

  • Delayed or cancelled flights

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

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

  • Check with airline to confirm flight status before departure

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local media and news for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy or sign up for your country’s embassy alert system to receive warnings

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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