Over 200 flights cancelled as Italy transport sector embarks on strike

by Akeem Alao

Not less than 200 domestic and international flights have been canceled as a result of the national strike embarked on by Italian transport sector.

According to a report on Thursday October 20, 2022, the strike will disrupt flights to and from Italy this Friday, Oct. 21.

The report states that flights with other airlines, including air traffic control and ground handling services will also be affected.

According to Italy’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), a number of flights will be guaranteed between 7-10 a.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Speaking about the disruption of flights, EasyJet stated, “Like most airlines operating to and from Italy, we may see some disruption to our flying program on this date.”

While they refer to the situation as “outside of our control”, the airline promises to minimize disruption as much as possible.

Travelers are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to check their flight status in advance.

ENAC reported that the strike was embarked on by multiple unions in the country’s transport sector.

The agency reported that it was fueled by the ongoing pay and contract disputes, stressing that it will also affect some public transport services in Italy.

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