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. Company to produce a business plan this month, February. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing some really cheap flights if you dare and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies!
Ryanair, Volotea Airlines
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Mish mash of workers, Airline Volotea workers (Volotea airline is Spanish, based in France) non executive workers for air traffic control ENAV and some workers for Ryanair. Hours for strike 1pm - 5pm.
Volotea Airline Strike
Spanish Airline Strike
Based in Nantes, France
Bases is Italy:-
Venice Marco Polo to Bari, Bordeaux, Catania, Marseille, Nantes, Palermo and Toulouse.
Verona Airport:-Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Naples, Palermo, Tirana.
Other destinations in Italy airline operates out of:-Alghero, Ancona, Bari, Bergamo, Brindisi, Genoa, Lampedusa, Olbia, Pantelleria, Pisa, Trieste,Turin.
February 7, 2017 Volotea Airline crews will strike nationwide in Italy from 1pm to 5pm.
On 22 and 24th February Rome bus and metro strikes, public transport will be running intermittently.
Union workers making it difficult in the aviation sector
Aviation Strikes Planned for Thursday February 23, 2017
Knock on effect likely following day
Strike is confirmed.
Update:-Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Alitalia will cancel 60% of flights domestic and international on the 23rd. List of guaranteed flights
7am - 10am and 6pm - 9pm flights will operate as usual.
Other Italian aviation trade union workers will strike from 2pm - 6pm adding to the misery.
The airline should’ve contacted you by now and re-arranged your flight.
Milan Linate airport and Rome Fiumicino Airport will have extra staff on to guide you.
Perhaps you need to know a taxi strike has been going on this week in Rome and Milan, Turin, Genoa and Naples for the last six days. Longest taxi strike in ten years, Uber push back. No end in site for this strike. Situation is tense, around airports and train stations nationwide. Be prepared leave for your airport early.
Pilots and flight attendants, nationwide will strike 00:01 - 24:00 hours. Call Alitalia, your flight could be brought forward, delayed or worst cancelled. (It's possible your long distance flight from USA may still go. More news out 48 hours before any strike action) Alitalia notice up
Alitalia Subsidiary Cityliner nationwide strike by pilots and flight attendants 00:01 - 23:59
Pilots and flight attendants will strike nationwide 00:01 - 24:00
Cabin crew will strike for 24 hours 00:01 - 24:00hrs nationwide 23 February, 2017. Union RSA ANPAV members.
Easyjet 2pm - 6pm flights will also be affected.
Italian Ryanair crews from 2pm - 6pm 23 February, 2017
Volotea Crews from 2pm - 6pm 23 February, 2017
Bologna Airport Alpina workers will strike on the 23rd from 11am - 3pm. Might be longer.
Linate ground crews will strike from 2pm-6pm. Linate Airport will have extra staff on hand to guide you.
Update:-Tuesday 21 February, 2017 Malpensa baggage handler strike has been deferred to March 8th. Other unions are still striking.
Malpensa Airport workers will strike for 24 hours, ground crews - baggage handlers, ramp workers will stop you boarding planes. Miserable. Easyjet must be pulling hair out as with Albastar and Meridiana
Naples airport personnel will strike between 11am and 3pm, this one may(?) have been deferred. All in all still a bad day for travel in and out of Italy.
Turin Caselle Airport
Aviapartner baggage handlers, handlers will strike for 24 hours.
Venice Airport baggage handlers - Aviapartner will strike 2pm - 6pm.
22 and 24th February Rome bus and metro strikes, public transport will be running intermittently.
Trenord March 7 to strike.
March 8, Baggage handlers Malpensa Airport - 24 hours.
March 8, 2017 Will see a nationwide public transport strike.
Italian Rail Strike
Update on Trenord a new strike is also being planned for March 7, 2017
Trenord rail strike is being planned for 24 hours starting 9pm Tuesday, 28 February till 9pm Wednesday, March 1st. Strike is not official yet. Even so check with Trenitalia that you are on a strike proof train.
Nationwide public transportation strike is planned for March 8, 2017.
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
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.