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Hundreds of flights to and from Italy cancelled in transport strike

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Hundreds of flights to and from Italy cancelled in transport strike
Passengers travelling through Italian airports tomorrow should check the status of their flight. Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP
15:16 CEST+02:00
Airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights due to a 24-hour strike on Friday.

As Italian transport workers' unions began a 24-hour 'black Friday' strike, airlines including Alitalia and Easyjet cancelled hundreds of international and domestic flights.

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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.

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".

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.

READ ALSO: What are my rights if a flight is cancelled or delayed?

 
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