Multiple air transport sector trade unions in Italy, from ground handling to select airline staff, are striking on Saturday, July 15, 2023, causing widespread havoc.
Flight services are guaranteed by law between 7 AM – 10 AM and 6 PM – 9 PM, and ITA Airways has already canceled 133 flights scheduled for tomorrow.
Air Passenger Rights:
Airlines must rebook affected passengers to their final destination at the earliest opportunity, even when this means moving them to services operated by other airlines. Passengers can also choose a refund if their flight is canceled.
Airlines are required to provide Duty to Care in case of long delays and cancellations, which means accommodation and meals.
Cash compensation for delayed or canceled flights is not applicable if the disruption is caused by third parties.
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– Airport handling company employees – 8 hours – from 10:00 to 18:00;
– Workers of airport handling services companies – 8 hours – from 10:00 to 18:00;
– Aviation, airport and related airport workers – 8 hours – from 10:00 to 18:00;
– Employees of air transport and associated companies – 8 hours – from 10:00 to 18:00;
– Flight crew Soc. Vueling S.A. – 8 hours – from 10:00 to 18:00;
– Technical crew of Malta Air airline – 4 hours – from 12.00 to 16.00
Guaranteed International Flights
MSR 704 MALPENSA (LIMC) CAIRO (HECA)
UAE 206 MALPENSA (LIMC) DUBAI (OMDB)
QTR 128 MALPENSA (LIMC) DOHA HAMAD (OTHH)
KAC 164 MALPENSA (LIMC) KUWAIT (OKKK)
ETH 713 MALPENSA (LIMC) FIUMICINO (LIRF) ADDIS ABEBA (HAAB)
ITY 896 FIUMCINO (LIRF) CAIRO (HECA)
EJU 3937 MALPENSA (LIMC) TEL AVIV (LLBG)
RJA 102 FIUMICINO (LIRF) QUEEN ALIA (OJAI)
ETD 86 FIUMICINO (LIRF) ABU DHABI (OMAA)
ELY 288 MALPENSA (LIMC) TEL AVIV (LLBG)
LAV 3511 MALPENSA (LIMC) MARSALAM (HEMA)
FDB 1682 NAPOLI (LIRN) DUBAI (OMDB)
GFA 026 MALPENSA (LIMC) BAHRAIN (OBBI)
SVA 210 MALPENSA (LIMC) JEDDAH (OEJN)
MEA 236 MALPENSA (LIMC) BEIRUT (OLBA)
ISR 356 VERONA (LIPX) TEL AVIV (LLBG)
AHY 036 MALPENSA (LIMC) BAKU (UBBB)
RYR 3154 BERGAMO (LIME) AMMAN (OJAI)
ABY 711 BERGAMO (LIME) SHARJAH (OMSJ)
UAE 205 MALPENSA (LIMC) NEW YORK (KJFK)
ITY 604 MALPENSA (LIMC) NEW YORK (KJFK)
TSC 2309 FIUMICINO (LIRF) TORONTO (CYYZ)
UAL 0415 MALPENSA (LIMC) CHICAGO (KORD)
DAL 289 VENEZIA (LIPZ) NEW YORK (KJFK)
AAL 721 FIUMICINO (LIRF) CHARLOTTE (KCLT)
ACA 893 FIUMICINO (LIRF) MONTREL (CYUL)
WJA 033 FIUMICINO (LIRF) CALGARY (CYYC)
TAM 8073 MALPENSA (LIMC) GUARULHOS (SBGR)
SIA 355 MALPENSA (LIMC) SINGAPORE (WSSS)
CPA 234 MALPENSA (LIMC) HONG KONG (VHHH)
CCA 950 MALPENSA (LIMC) BEIJING (ZBAA)
ITY 770 FIUMICINO (LIRF) NEW DELHI (VIPD)
AAR 562 FIUMICINO (LIRF) INCHEON (RKSI)
KAL 932 FIUMICINO (LIRF) INCHEON (RKSI)
ITY 792 FIUMICINO (LIRF) TOKYO HANEDA (RJTT)
Central America & Caribbean
NOS 630 MALPENSA (LIMC) LA ROMANA (MDLR)
NOS 6986 BOLOGNA (LIPE) MARSA ALAM (HEMA)
LAV 5711 BERGAMO (LIME) CAPO VERDE (GVAC)
ITA Airways Announcement:
Due to the strike by workers in the aviation sector and by Handling companies proclaimed for Saturday 15 July , ITA Airways flights could be canceled and/or delayed. The Company was forced to cancel 133 national and international flights scheduled for 15 July.
Click here to see the list of canceled flights
ITA Airways has activated an extraordinary plan to limit the inconvenience of passengers, rebooking on the first available flights as many travelers as possible involved in the cancellations: 40% will be able to fly on the same day as the strike.
ITA Airways invites all travelers who have purchased a ticket for the day of the strike, to check the status of their flight, before going to the airport, on the website ita-airways.com, in the section Flight info , or by contacting the travel agency where they bought the ticket.
Passengers who have purchased an ITA Airways ticket to travel on 15 July , in the event of cancellation or change in the time of their flight, will be able to change the booking without any penalty or request a refund of the ticket (only if the flight has been canceled or has been delayed by more than 5 hours) no later than 22 July 2023 , by calling the toll-free number from Italy 800 93 60 90 | from abroad +39 06 8596 0020 , or by contacting the travel agency where they purchased the ticket.
ITA Airways Canceled Flights:
These airline sector strikes continue in Europe, although quite a few have been called off at the very last minute; this one in Italy will go forward tomorrow.
It seems that most long-haul flights are guaranteed and won’t be affected by the strike, but those connecting to these flights might face issues.