As Italian transport workers' unions began a 24-hour 'black Friday' strike, airlines including Alitalia and Easyjet cancelled hundreds of international and domestic flights.
Alitalia cancelled more than 200 flights to and from Italian airports ahead of the strike action. You can find the airline's list of cancelled flights here.
Traffic controllers and air transport sector strikes confirmed by some trade unions for Friday 25/10. For assistance, please call the toll-free numbers 800.65.00.55 (from Italy) or +39.06.65649 (from abroad). For more info: https://t.co/Z4x0thRaCo pic.twitter.com/S7lHg1pdvN
— Alitalia (@Alitalia) October 21, 2019
British budget airline Easyjet said it is “expecting a number of cancellations and potential delays” due to the Italian strike, but it has not released details of flights affected. It advises passengers to track their flight status using the Easyjet app.
Ryanair meanwhile told concerned passengers that its flights were “scheduled to operate”.
Hi, our flights are scheduled to operate, if your flight is affected you will receive an email and a text message with all the details, please follow this link to see up to date information on flights: https://t.co/4FdQmbbGC9
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) October 23, 2019
All passengers travelling through Italian airports on Friday are advised to confirm their flight's status with their airline.
The Italian national transport strike is affecting road, rail and air transport, as well as ferry services and public transport in some cities.
Rome is particularly badly hit as there is also a general strike by public sector workers the same day including at the city's beleagured waste disposal company Ama.
The disruption began from 9pm on Thursday night, when the rail workers' 24-hour strike started.
While minimum services are guaranteed to run at peak hours, many services at other times may be cancelled or subject to delays.
Passengers planning to travel by train are advised to contact Trenitalia or Italo for further information.