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Italy Airline Strike Alert

Updated on 22 September 2019

The Situation:

Unions representing Alitalia flight personnel and airport ground staff have announced

plans for a countrywide strike scheduled on Monday, 23 September. Participants are

planning to strike between 10:00 and 14:00 (local time) on Monday.

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 due to strikes, demonstrations, etc.

  • Blocked roads due to demonstrations

  • 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 enroll in your preferred embassy alert system.

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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