Italy (Europe). Air traffic controllers’ strike for 3 May and other strikes.
Following the strike proclaimed by ENAV ACC Rome air traffic controllers from 13.00 to 17.00 on Wednesday 3 May, there may be some changes to the ITA Airways flight schedule. The Company has been forced to cancel 47 domestic flights, scheduled for 3 May, while managing to guarantee 22 international flights.
ITA Airways invites all travellers who have purchased a ticket for 3 May to check the status of their flight, before going to the airport, on the website by calling the toll free number from Italy 800 93 60 90 | from abroad +39 06 8596 0020, or by contacting the travel agency where the ticket was purchased.
Passengers who have purchased an ITA Airways ticket for travel on 3 May, in case of cancellation or change of their flight time, will be able to rebook without penalty or request a ticket refund (only if the flight has been cancelled or delayed by more than 5 hours) no later than 10 May 2023.
Travellers travelling to and from Italy on Wednesday 3 May are advised to arrive early to travel to and from the airport.
The unions Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti have announced the national 4-hour strike for Wednesday 3 May of all Air Dolomiti cabin crew.
Significant strikes are expected:
- May 3: Staff of several airlines will protest for 4 hours (from 13:00 to 17:00) such as Air Dolomiti and Vueling. But there is also the regional strike of Genoa airport staff (from 13:00 to 17:00) as well as Rome airports (from 13:00 to 17:00).
- 19 May: 24-hour strike by Air Dolomiti flight staff. The same applies to Orio al Serio (Bergamo) airport handling, airport handling service workers and employees of air transport and related companies. Securtiy Unisecur staff will also strike all day at Milan Malpensa airport.
- 19 May: Different duration (4 hours from 13:00 to 17:00) for the national strike of Volotea staff.
The airline sector, on the other hand, is excluded from the general strike planned for 26 May for the transport sector. In addition, unlike the other companies mentioned so far, there are no strikes by Ryanair, WizzAir or Easyjet staff for the time being.
Confirm all flight booking details if you plan to travel on the affected days of the strikes. Be prepared for delays and congestion at airports; allow extra time for airport arrival and security procedures.
Confirm all flight booking details if you plan to travel on affected strike days. Be prepared for delays and congestion at airports; allow extra time for airport arrival and security procedures.