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Italy transport strike on 24 February

 22 Feb 2012

Alitalia logoA general strike is set to disrupt transportation in Italy on 24 February.

The industrial action was confirmed by Italy's Infrastructure and Transportation Ministry. The walkouts will disrupt airlines, airports, public transport, railways and ships in the country.

All passengers planning to fly into or out of airports in Italy on the day of the strike should check their flight status.

Alitalia Ground Staff at Rome's Airport

Also on Friday 24 February there will be a separate strike called by Alitalia workers at Rome's airport. The industrial action by Alitalia staff is set to begin around 10:00 and last until 18:00 local time.

Flight cancellations and delays are expected.

The only flights to/from UK which have been cancelled by Alitalia are:

Flight no From To Departure time Arrival time
AZ207 London Heathrow (LHR) Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 16:25 19:55
AZ204 Rome Fiumicino (FCO) London Heathrow (LHR) 13:30 15:20

Alitalia reprotection policy

All passengers booked and holding a ticket issued on cancelled flights, will benefit from the following repro policy:

  • Re-booking without penalty on AZ/AP/XM/VE/CT flights operating and AZ marketing flights in the same booking class or in the first available one
    • The reservation must be changed no later than two weeks from the date of the first flight.
    • Travel must be completed within the ticket validity or at least within three months from the date of the first flight
  • Re-routing without penalty on AZ/AP/XM/VE/CT flights operating and AZ marketing flights in the same booking class or in the first available one
    • The reservation must be changed no later than two weeks from the date of the first flight.
    • Travel must be completed within the ticket validity or at least within three months from the date of the first flight
  • Full Refund without any penalty of completely/partially unused ticket in the original form of payment

Check your flight status with Alitalia

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