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Italy: strikes on April 5 (affecting flights on Apr 4, 6)

There appears to be new wave of strikes in Italy affecting Alitalia’s flights on April 5 which has a spillover effect to some flights on April 4 and 6 as well.

Flights between 7AM-10AM and 6PM-9PM Rome time on April 5, 2017, should operate. Alitalia is offering free rebooking for passengers traveling during the affected time frame.



Trade Unions Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl, Uiltrasporti, Ugl-Ta, USB and CUB have confirmed a 24-hour industrial action on 5 April 2017.

 To minimize disruptions, Alitalia was forced to cancel several flights and modify its domestic and international flight schedule between the late evening of 4 April and the early morning of 6 April.


On 5 April, flights departing during the “guaranteed period” between 7am and 10 am and from 6pm to 9pm Rome time will operate as scheduled. 


On the same day, trade unions ANPAC and ANPAV have also confirmed a four-hour strike (from 12pm to 6pm).

 The airline has immediately taken special measures to minimise inconvenience to its customers, by rebooking as many of the passengers affected by cancellations as possible on the first available flights.


Alitalia customers already holding confirmed tickets for travels from the late evening of 4 April to the early morning of 6 April, should contact Alitalia at the toll-free number 800.65.00.55 (within Italy) or +39.06.65649 (from overseas), or contact the travel agent where they purchased the ticket, in order to check the status of their flights, before going to the airport.


To better reprotect travellers, bigger aircraft will operate on several domestic and international routes to carry as many passengers as possible on 5 April.


Call centre staff has been beefed up and additional staff will be on hand at the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate to assist customers.

For more information, including list of cancelled flights: