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National Transportation Strike Alert

National Transportation Strike Alert


Updated on 24 March 2019

The Situation:

Several unions representing aviation workers, and ground transportation are holding nationwide strikes on Monday, 25 March beginning at 10:00 until 14:00 (local time). Significant flight delays and transportation disruptions are expected.

According to union leaders, all air transport workers, excluding air traffic controllers, will participate in the strike. Local public transport workers will also strike during this time.

Individuals traveling to or from Italian airports are advised to confirm the status of their flight before departure for the airport and anticipate flight and airport services disruptions.

Possible Effects:

Possible protests or demonstrations in major cities

Traffic delays due to strikes, demonstrations, etc.

Blocked roads due to demonstrations

Delayed or cancelled flights

Lack of public transportation services including railways, taxis, buses, etc.

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 to travel to/from the airport, supplier, and accommodations

Avoid travel through major cities if possible, instead using bypasses

Monitor local media and news for updates

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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