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Flights heading to and from Italy could see cancellations, delays, and disruption, after a national strike is to take place, starting from today.
EasyJet have announced that they do not expect the national strike to impact them majorly, however they have cancelled all flights for today (21st October 2016), due to a local 24 hour strike at Pisa airport.
They will be contacting customers who are to be affected directly.
Updating their latest news page, EasyJet said: “There will be a local strike in Pisa, unfortunately whilst we are still doing everything possible to minimise the impact we will be cancelling flights on the 21st October.
“We will communicate to customers affected directly via SMS using the details provided at the time of booking and check in.
“We are not expecting an impact to our flights from the national strike across Italy. Apart from flights to and from Pisa we plan for our flights from other Italian airports to depart as scheduled.”
The airline advise their customer to rearrange their public transport arrangements, and allow extra time for travel, as that too is also predicted to be affected.
“Public transport will be affected across Italy so we strongly recommend customers make alternative arrangements and leave extra time to get the airport.”
British Airways updated their latest news page to tell customers that they are aiming to operate as usual, however customers could face baggage delays.
“We are aiming to operate our normal schedule of flights, but you may face some delays in how baggage is processed on arriving flights and how flight departures at some airports are managed.”
They advised: “The situation may be liable to change at short notice, so please keep checking the details of your flight before travelling to the airport.”
Both airlines are expecting Pisa to be affected by the strikes the most.
Both Monarch and RyanAir are yet to state on their websites whether their flights will be affected.