Published on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Flights cancelled as Italy goes on strike again

Airlines are warning of cancellations and delays tomorrow due to more strikes in Italy.

National strike action is due to take place on Friday and will affect Air Traffic Control and ground handling services.

Ryanair said it has been forced to cancel a number of flights on Friday and is also expecting delays to flights to, from and over Italy.

"Ryanair calls for immediate EU Commission action to prevent more ATC strikes and staff shortages disrupting the travel plans of Europe's consumers this summer, and we also encourage all customers to sign A4E's online petition, Keep Europe's Skies Open," it said.

EasyJet said it was expecting a number of cancellations and potential delays.

British Airways said the strike would impact flights to and from Rome, Venice and Milan Linate.

"Some flights could face disruption, which is beyond our control, and we recognise that you may not wish to travel as a result. We have therefore introduced a more flexible rebooking policy to help affected customers travel on alternative dates and avoid the strike action," it said.

BA said it would also be using larger aircraft on other services to and from Italy to help any affected customers from cancelled services.

Flybe has cancelled Milan flights to and from Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham.

Alitalia has cancelled dozens of flights, including its London services.

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