Flights cancelled due to 24-hour Italian strike

    Ryanair and easyJet planes before take-off

    Low-cost airlines easyJet and Ryanair have been forced to take action due to a 24-hour strike across Italy tomorrow (Friday).

    Industrial action is due to start from midnight tonight, causing disruption to air and rail travel across the country.

    easyJet has already cancelled some flights and is offering customers a free transfer to another flight or a full refund.

    Ryanair have said the strike would affect security at Bologna, Pisa and Genoa airports and urged passengers to arrive earlier than usual.

    A spokesperson for Ryanair said: “We ask that customers travelling on November 14 arrive at the airport as early as possible preferably three hours before their scheduled flight departure time to ensure they have sufficient time to clear airport.

    “Other airport operations are not affected by this strike.”

    Alitalia staff will be going on strike for four hours tomorrow (Friday) from 12.00 to 16.00 local time after talks between unions and the airline failed to reach an amicable conclusion.

    Trains will also be affected, although train operator, Trenitalia, plans to run ‘essential services’ including the Rome city centre to Fiumicino airport trains.