Flights disrupted by Italian air traffic strike tomorrow
Flights to Italy will be disrupted 6th September following a strike announcement by air traffic controllers. All flights to and from Italian airports will be affected and airlines are revising their schedules and notifying customers of cancellations.
EasyJet said it had taken the decision to cancel around 60 flights and customers will be offered a full refund or free of charge transfer to new flights. Ryanair says that 96 flights have been cancelled, listing eight UK flights affected.
The Licta Union, which represents air traffic control workers employed by ENAV, will stage the four hour strike from 12:30 to 16:30 (11.30 to 15.30 GMT).
EasyJet said: “For real time information we strongly recommend that all customers flying to/ from Italy on Saturday 6th September check the status of their flight on our Flight Tracker page before going to the airport.”
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair regrets to advise passengers that 96 flights will be cancelled on Saturday, 6th September, due to a four-hour Italian ATC strike and further delays and cancellations are likely. We sincerely apologise to all passengers who have had their travel plans disrupted by these unjustified ATC strikes. “All passengers scheduled to fly to or from Italy on Saturday, 6th September should check the status of their flight on the Ryanair.com website – where updates will be published – before travelling to the airport.”
British Airways said it was working on contingency plans which would not be finalised until later this evening.