Always keep an eye on this page when traveling to Italy. Taking an Italian train? Always book what's called a guaranteed train ie:- strike proof. Book it well in advance.
Strikes frequently get cancelled last minute.
ITALIAN STRIKES 2017
Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia. Alitalia only has enough money till mid March.
Airline looking for government funding. Alitalia will run out of money around April 13th, 2017. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing, tempting us with some really cheap flights if you dare. If you have the stomach and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies you can get some great deals. 2,000 baggage handlers to be let go.
Call in Italy 800.65.00.55
Out of the country 39.06.65649 or your travel agent.
(18 April, 2017 Alitalia unions to vote between April 20 - 24 whether or not to accept cost cutting deal made last week)
Italian Aviation Strikes Friday April 21, 2017
Update:-Wednesday April 19, 2017 All aviation strikes have been cancelled across Italy.
Update:-Tuesday 18 April, 2017 You should know Italian air traffic controllers have cancelled strike action except for some controllers out of Padua Airport. cancelled.
All Local times
Your flight could be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. This will involve flights the day before and after, so call your airline.
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Italian air traffic controllers will strike nationwide for 8 hours 10 am - 6pm. Call your airline. These workers have deferred strike action.
Alitalia flight crews 10am to 6pm.
Alitalia Cityliner 10am - 6pm.
Meridiana Fly flight crew noon to 4pm, nationwide. Cancelled.
Italian EasyJet strike is cancelled as well
Phone number 199 201 840
Italian EasyJet workers 10am - 6pm. (Easy jet likely to bring in air crews from other countries to cover, although air traffic control strike will be the kiss of death. Your flight will likely be cancelled.
Bus strike, check your travel plans, may only involve pen pushers, office workers. Cancelled.
Milan Malpensa Airport 10am - 2pm ground workers - cancelled
Baggage handlers at Fiumicino Airport will strike for 8 hours 10am - 6pm. May or may not do baggage handling for your air carrier, call your airline.
Ciampino Airport workers who operate the airport from Noon to 4pm. Cancelled.
Some baggage handlers will be on strike (Aviapartner) from 10am to 6pm. Deferred till May 12th.
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Baggage handlers 10am - 6pm again may or may not involve your airline, call them.Cancelled.
Air traffic controllers will be on strike from 10am - 6pm. Will have repurcussions around the network. Cancelled.
Random airport workers
Nationwide 10am - 6pm (who knows what that means, can’t be good)
24th of April - Public transportation strikes Modena, Naples, Vercelli, Rome - ATAC (24 hrs)
28th April, 2017 Local public transport, including Trenitalia in Piedmont region Cuneo, Turin - strike deferred till June 18, 2017.
Bologna Airport Strike
Bologna Airport strike by aviation union workers for 24 hours.
Turin Airport strike by Aviapartner baggage handlers is now planned for Friday,
12 May, 2017 00:01 - 23:59hrs.
Turin rail strike by Trenitalia for 8 hours, 9am to 5pm on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Your train will be subject to change.
Italian Air Traffic Controllers Strike
Italian air traffic controllers strike is planned for Sunday, May 28, 2017. 10am - 6pm. It's possible strike action could be deferred yet again. More news out closer to the date.
Italylogue is a very helpful site regarding Italian Rail Alitalia Strikes (November 2016 Alitalia 1,500 workers in fear of being made redundant)
Italian Air Traffic control Enav
February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euros $546 fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros.
SATA Azores and SATA International
Sata cabin crew union National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) have put in strike notice for
Monday, Tuesday, May 1st and 2nd.
It’s not just flight attendants, reservations, and ground crews.
Flights to Ponte Delgada and Terceira and the mainland will be assured with TAP Portugal EasyJet and Ryanair.
Minimum service Lisbon - Pico, Lisbon- Horta
Your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or even cancelled. More information out closer to strike date.
The National Federation of Public and Social Service Workers Unions (FNSTFPS) announce a 24 hour national strike May 26, 2017.
This union consists mainly of health and education workers will encourage other unions to join in.