Italian Strike Will Affect Air Travel Tomorrow Afternoon

Italian Strike Will Affect Air Travel Tomorrow Afternoon

Capping a stretch of on-again, off-again strikes over the past few weeks, Italian Air Traffic Controllers and some Airline staff are set to walk off their jobs Saturday, July 23 from 1:00p to 5:00p local time.

Those that are striking include airport staff in Rome, Milan Linate, and Milan Malpensa.  In addition to the airport employees, it also appears that Alitalia staff in Rome will also join the 4 hour walk-out.

According to EuroControl, this strike will not impact flights overflying Italy or Intercontinental flights (arrivals and departures).

If your travels involve regional or European flights to or from Italy, you may want to check with your airline or travel agent to determine the strikes impact on your itinerary.

Air Traffic Controller Strikes In Europe Could Disrupt July

Air Traffic Controller Strikes In Europe Could Disrupt July

In reviewing a few announcements from a variety of sources including EuroControl, it looks as though ATC strikes will be quite popular in Europe during July.

Instead of putting all of them into one or 2 paragraphs, it is easier just to list them since there are several (times are in local time zones):

 

Italy:

July 5: 11:00a to 3:00p

July 23:  10:00a to 6:00p

 

France:  

June 28:  General strikes will have widespread outages.

 

Portugal (The following dates will have random 2 hour strikes held each day):

June 30

July 8

July 15

July 22

July 29

 

Keep in mind that these dates can come and go as negotiations go on between labor and management continue.

 


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