Flight disruptions due to Italy airport strike

 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 


Hundreds of upcoming flights  will be cancelled because of a 24-hour coordinated strike across Italy that would involve airport and air traffic control staff.



Disputes over pay and working conditions has resulted in strike  scheduled for Tuesday. The worst affected will be Milan and Rome airports facing the most flight cancellations.



Till Wednesday morning Alitalia, Italy’s national airline grounded more than 300 flights.


Alitalia reported that flights on Tuesday will operate as scheduled during peak times between 7 to 10 a.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m.

By operating bigger aircraft on domestic and international routes, Alitalia took special measures to mitigate the customer inconvenience.Visitors were requested to contact the airline to check their flight status and rebook without any additional cost.


From Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport two Alitalia flights were cancelled on Tuesday.


On Tuesday and Wednesday as per the flight-tracking website FlightAware  10 U.S. flights arriving to and from the main airports in Milan and Rome including to and from New York JFK and Miami were cancelled.

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