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Italy – Aviation Strike Jul 26 – Nationwide

26 juli, 2019

Pilots, flight attendants, and ground crews at airports across Italy plan to strike 1000-1400 July 26. Employees of Italian flag carrier Alitalia (AZ) originally planned to walk off the job for 24 hours on the same date, but have postponed that work stoppage until Sept. 6; nevertheless, they will likely still take part in the four-hour labor action July 26.

Air traffic controllers employed by the state-owned ENAV S.p.A. are not currently planning to join the strike.

Although Italian law requires transportation providers to ensure a minimum level of service during labor actions, significant flight disruptions, as well as security and processing delays are likely at major airports throughout Italy during the strike. The work stoppage could have a disproportionately greater impact at Milan’s Linate Airport (LIN), given a potential spike in the number of travelers ahead of the facility’s planned July 27-Oct. 27 closure. Striking workers could also stage pickets or other protests near airports, prompting localized vehicular traffic disruptions. Residual flight delays and cancellations could extend after the strike ends as airlines work to clear any passenger backlogs.

Contact airlines to confirm flight status if booked to travel via Italian airports, particularly in Milan, July 26. Allow extra time for check-in and baggage clearance during the strikes. Do not check out of accommodation until onward travel is confirmed.

If your travel plans are affected by the above or you require further information please contact your HRG Office.

Source: The Local Italy

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