Hello, Welcome to 2018 disruptions.
We have some aviation strikes that might effect you.
For sure an Italian air traffic control strike is planned for Tuesday 8 May, 2018. Not a good day to travel to and from Italy. Your flight will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Day before and day after flights will be effected. Baggage handling at Fiumicino may also be on strike. Call your airline and see who else is striking Easy Travel Report
Strikes from 2018
French air traffic control strike is planned for Thursday 22 March, 2018. Ripples around the aviation net work causing delays. So pay attention.
Air France flights to Charles de Gaulle, Paris will be delayed or cancelled due to Air France pilot strike Friday 23 March and Easter Friday 30th.
If you are travelling with Air France low cost subsidiary HOP those crews are striking 22 and 23 March.
General strike is planned for Thursday, 8 March 2018. Strike will involve, Alitalia crews, Italian air traffic control 1pm - 5pm and several public transportation strikes, metro, buses and Trams, nationwide. Train connection to from city center to Fiumicino not effected. Still you will be disrupted. Stay in close contact with your airline follow along with us Easy Travel Report for any changes
January 19, 2018 Several airport workers will be striking the whole day. Workers not striking Alitalia and air traffic control. Baggage handling likely to effect you.
Last year 2017 shenanigans.
Heads up, taxi strike cancelled day before!
Italian taxi strike is planned for the 14th December. Be prepared to leave early for your airport as train stations, ports, airports, city centers might be blocked.
We have updates for you. Not so good I'm afraid.
Italian air traffic controllers will also strike 15 December, 2017 1- 5pm, this includes Rome's air traffic control workers. Alitalia, Vueling, Ryanair all striking though out the day.
Following day rail strike, port strikes, Momma Mia what a mess see Easy Travel Report for more updates
Friday 15 December, 2017 a 24 hour nationwide airport workers strike is planned. More information to come.
December 7, 2017 Alitalia workers 24 hour strike nationwide follow Alitalia Strike
Bearing up to be a bad day for travel, Tuesday,
21 November, 2017 24 hour strike by taxi drivers. Be ready for your airport road to be blocked as well as roads around train stations along with traffic jams. Talks on going.
21 November, 2017 Bologna Airport workers will strike 1 - 5pm. Same time as workers at Pisa Airport will strike.
Baggage handlers will strike nationwide 1 - 5 pm.
Rome Fiumicino Airport and Brescia Airport will be hit by strike action Friday 10 November, 2017 between 1pm and 5pm. The general strike will effect public transportation nationwide. Strike includes rail see www.easytravelreport.com
Buses that serve the airport (perhaps this means airport shuttles?) will strike same day at Rome airports from 1 - 5 pm. Could cause big problems if you are leaving a car at the airport.
Bus company " Moriconi Massimo" perhaps there is more than one bus company... Or perhaps that's wishful thinking.
Update:-16 June 2017 Rome Fiumicino airport cancelled 56 and 53 arrival flights delayed.
Departures 65 cancelled and 118 delayed. What a day.
Friday 16 June 2017 A nationwide transportation strike is to take place in Italy. This will include aviation workers and rail. Leonardo Express will be running other public transportation in Rome will be on a go slow. Stay in close contact with your airline Easy Travel Report May 26, 2017 Air traffic control strike planned for this Sunday has been cancelled and rescheduled to July 5, 2017 1pm - 5pm (follow) Airport worker strikes are cancelled. Alitalia strike is still on. Taxi strike planned for following day also cancelled.
Someone woke up and realized strike coincide with G7 leaders leaving Italy. Lucky you!
Another Italian air traffic control strike is planned for Sunday, 28 May, 2017 between the hours of 10am to 6pm effecting flights to and from Rome. Your flight will be brought forward, delayed or even cancelled stay in close contact with your airline.
You should also perhaps know that the following day is a taxi strike and truck strike causing all kinds of mayhem follow along with us Easy Travel Report
13 April 2017 Alitalia runs out of money.
Alitalia unions to vote between April 20 - 24 whether or not to accept cost cutting deal made last week.
Update:-Wednesday April 19, 2017 Great news. All aviation strikes across Italy for the 21st of April have been cancelled. You are good to go.
You should know an Italian air traffic control strike is to take place Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm. This will involve flights the day before and after. Call your airline.
Alitalia workers will strike from 10am - 6pm.
Baggage handlers at Fiumicino Airport will strike for 8 hours 10am - 6pm. These workers may or may not do baggage handling for your air carrier, call your airline.
Will effect flights from Fiumicino.
Heads up! Alitalia strike is planned for Wednesday April 5, 2017. 00:01 - 23:59. Expect your flight to be brought forward, delayed or worse cancelled. Several thousand Alitalia workers to be let go. Follow along Alitalia strike
Also same day will see
Rome Ciampino airport and Fiumicino airport workers will strike between noon and 4pm.
For this and more strikes that may effect your travel plans ie Portuguese airport security, Argentina has a general strike see www.easytravelreport.com
Old industrial actions effecting Fiumicino in 2017
Italian Taxi Strike - Nationwide
Rome and Milan expected to be hit hard by taxi strike
Tomorrow Italian taxi drivers will strike 8am to 10pm. BAD news for commuters extra traffic on road.
Demonstration in Rome, Madonna di Loreto square 9am - 2pm. Major disruption is expected in Rome and Milan several thousand participants expected.
Drivers will meet with government officials today 5pm.
Air Traffic Control
Monday, 20 March 2017 Italian air traffic control strike 1pm - 5pm is still on. Your flight could be brought forward, delayed or worse cancelled. Call your airline.
February 25, 2017 You should be prepared for an Air France union member strike next month and aviation strikes in Finland. For this and other strike actions see
23 February, 2016 Question from viewer, yes a flight from Rome Fiumicino at 3pm, by Alitalia to Palermo was cancelled today.
Aviation strikes planned for 23 February, 2017. You will get caught out see our front page as news is coming in fast and furious.
23 February , 2017 Alitalia strike today and airport aviation workers and what a mess today’s air traffic at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport was.
Alitalia departures cancelled 105, delayed 26 and 84 on time
Delta 24 flights cancelled, 7 delayed and 20 on time
Etihad 51 on time, 16 delayed and 46 cancelled
How about arrivals?
Alitalia arrivals 110 on time, 15 delayed and 87 cancelled.
Delta arrivals 30 on time, 4 delayed and 17 cancelled.
Some flights cancelled tomorrow evening, Thursday, 24 February already. (It’s one am in Rome Italy right now)
7:10pm KLM for Aeromexico cancelled
7:10pm KLM for Alitalia cancelled
7:10pm KLM for GOL cancelled
7:10pm KLM 1607 cancelled
7:10pm KLM for Garuda Indonesia cancelled.
Thursday 19 January 2017 Urgent call out from Alitalia today. One of those strikes is still on.
Milan Malpensa/Rome Airport
Alitalia is asking all passengers who are flying from Milan to/from Rome tomorrow between 2pm ad 6pm to call them, to reschedule.
800-650-055 out of the country +39 06 65649.
Old strikes for 2016
Strikes effect Rome's Fiumicino Airport 2016
4 July 2016 Flights with Alitalia, Meridiana Fly and Italian airport workers are causing problems this week, along with French air traffic controllers
20 June 2016 A few things you might need to know about. French air traffic control strikes, Italian air traffic control strikes and Spanish air traffic control strikes!
Italian Strikes June 17, 2016
1pm - 5pm Italian aviation strike, late notice given. Next strikes are being planned for July 23, 2016. Greek airport strike is planned for next week.
12 April, 2016 Wildcat strike by, not Italian but Belgian air traffic control. Little notice was given. Strike will go into the night. Updating on:-
Perhaps you need to know a new Greek general strike is being planned for May.
April 5, 2016 You should know perhaps that Greek and Italian air traffic controllers will be striking this week www.easytravelreport.com it will effect your flights from Rome and to Greece. Greece has closed air space!
Old strikes from this year already
Heads up flights to and from Rome Fiumicino Airport likely to be delayed due to an Italian general strike planned for this Friday 18 March 2016. Make sure you leave for Rome airports early as taxi drivers will be blocking roads by 7am
Leonardo Express will be working on the 18th likely to be very crowded.
Strikes planned for Monday 25 January 2016
Rome Airports - Fiumicino and Ciampino Airport Strike
Flights to and from Rome will be affected by airport workers during Monday of 25 January 2016 including Alitalia flights.
Flights to Palermo will be disrupted by air traffic control between the hours 1pm - 5pm.
Also same day
Alitalia baggage handlers will strike nationwide between the hours of
10 am to 2pm. Call your them.
Last years strikes 2015
Aviapartner Baggage Handlers
Rome's Ciampino and Fiumicino Airports will walk out between the hours of 1pm and 5pm on November 24th.
Call your airline and stay in touch with:-
Old strikes for 2015
Old strikes for 2015
Rome Fiumicino Airport
Update:-Thursday 23 July 2015 Long hauls not effected ie North America, South America and Far East. 15% of domestic and European flights will be effected.
Alitalia pilot's and flight crews will strike for 24 hours on Friday, July 24, 2015, 00.01 - 24.00. Stike will be nationwide. Will not include flights to Bologna and Venice. Call them a certain percentage by law will have to leave. Your flight will likely be brought forward, cancelled or delayed till following day.
Avio News state a thousand pilot's to be given the heave ho.
Alitalia flights go on sale in September, turning into a low cost airline. Don't get suckered into these flights, other airlines offering competitive prices who are not going to strike at the drop of hat are available. Pay attention if you have a Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year booking with this airline.
Alitalia subsidiary Cityliner Strike
Nationwide - Cityliner flight crews will strike Friday, July 24, 2015 for 24 hours 00.01 - 24:00
excluding Cityliner flights to and from Bologna and Venice
22 July 2015 Airport will not be running up to par because of the fire for another year.
10 June 2015 Rome airport asking airlines to cut back flights by 40% till 24 June, 2015. Long hauls not to be delayed.
Old strikes from 2015
Tunisair Strike, will effect flights to and from Rome Fiumicino Airport.
Srtike by flight attendants will start Friday June 4, 2015.
Strike will last 48 hours.
Strike will have an effect at all popular Tunisair airports - Tunis-Carthage, Monastir, Djerba Enfidha.
Old strikes from 2015
22 May 2015 It's confirmed Alitalia pilots and flight attendants will strike for 24 hours this Monday see Easy Travel Report or
Alitalia Strike You will be caught up in it, flights will be delayed, canceled or brought forward.
18 MAY 2015 T3 still closed as you can see here it was a bad fire. Fire chief being grilled, stating ceiling was on fire when firemen got to the airport. Firemen had no difficulty in getting to the airport. Questions being raised about other terminals fire safety, ie sprinklers and fire resistant materials.
Airlines being asked to cut back flights by 20%, it's getting better.
8 May, 2015 Rome airport asking airlines to cut back flights to Fiumicino by 50%. Not sure how long this is to last. Alitalia has moved all it's operation to Terminal 1.
7 May, 2015 Rome Fiumicino Airport has re-opened after last nights huge fire at Terminal 3.
All flights were cancelled. Other terminals not effected. Took firefighters 5 hours to get it under control. Passengers face long delays. Investigation to follow, was this "wilful"
7 May 2015 Last night around 10pm a fire started in Terminal 3 behind a fridge in one of the restaurants. Some intercontinental flights are arriving. Don't go to the airport till it's announced it's opened. Road to airport closed. Italian railway brings in empty trains to evacuate passengers from the airport.
6 May 2015 Alitalia flight attendants lift strike action.
Italian air traffic control strikes are planned
Friday, 20 March, 2015 from 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 from 1pm - 5pm
flights will be grounded.
Alitalia is striking March 20th and again May the 7th.
and don't forget to follow our front page. Good luck in your travels. Bring antacids.
Earlier strikes in 2015
Alitalia a 24 hour strike by pilot's and flight attendants had been planned for 27 January, 2015 has now been cancelled.
Update Thursday, 15 January :-Air traffic control strike is still on tomorrow. Rome's Fiumicino Airport baggage handlers join in Corriere. Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways cancel flights.
Italian air traffic control strike is planned between the hours of 1 - 5 pm, four hours on Friday, 16 January 2015, local time.
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 1 - 5 pm.
Also see Alitalia and Venice rail strike
Strike actions for 2014
Italian air traffic control strike
Controllers will strike 1 pm - 5 pm local time, 12 December 2014. It’s going to be a mess. Long hauls, short hauls and domestic flights will be grounded.
In general flights will be not be normal till Sunday.
Workers will strike from Noon - 4 pm.
As this is a general strike airport workers baggage handlers, ramp workers etc will be striking from 10 am - 6 pm.
Call your airline. Chances are you will be cancelled or brought forward or delayed.
You don’t want to be traveling around Italy that day. Call work, stay an extra day.
Italian trains will strike all weekend.
Taxi’s will be hard to find, extra traffic on roads causing traffic jams, occasional road blocks.
See Easy Travel Report for further updates on this strike and up and coming strike action in Europe
Old industrial actions for 2014
Sunday, 2 November 2014 Alitalia flights, Rome Fiumicino baggage handlers strike today. It's possible your bags will not be delivered till tomorrow. Alitalia flights effected by strike action from 7am to 1pm. (It appears when baggage handlers reported for work at 7am today. Magnetic strips had been de-activated. By 10am security personnel told them to leave - security risk. Strike in support of workers who are being let go on Monday)
Italian Transportation Strike
23 October, 2014 Italian General Strike
Black Friday, 24 October 2014 - 24 hours
Turin and Perugia not taking part.
Italian air traffic control have not given official notice of any strike action.
Italian official government strike page mit.gov.It states air strike from 00.00 - 23:59 EasyJet has notice up and were on top of thing early.
Bus, tram, metro and railways across Italy to have intermittent strikes throughout the day.
Problems for transportation will occur between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm and again 8pm till midnight.
Be prepared for the worst case scenario. Blocked roads to your airport, no trains to and from your airport, shortage of taxi's, extra traffic on the roads and traffic jams.
Rome's Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport - Leonardo Express will be running as normal BUT Escalators and elevators will not. Tough for elderly.
Large demonstrations, thousands expected in Rome city center.
Trenitalia and Trenord some trains are guaranteed to leave.
and later in the month:-
Italian List of Aviation Strikes
for Friday, 14 November 2014
18 October 2014 New strike planned by workers at Marconi Airport, 10 am - 6 pm. Friday, 14 November, 2014.
EasyJet Strike for 24 hours
Various aviation workers will strike nationwide for 24 hours.
Italian air traffic control from 1 - 4 pm nationwide.
Alitalia workers from 1 - 4 pm
Techno Sky, (servicing and maintenance of equipment and systems used for the national air traffic control) nationwide time?
The trend lately, strike threats ultimately ending in cancellation of strikes. Do you feel lucky?
Old industrial actions for 2014
10 September 2014 Italian air traffic controllers (ENAV) strike planned for 27 September 2014 10 am to 6 pm local time. Follow along with us Italian air traffic control strike.
Rome Ciampino Airport workers to strike Saturday, 6, September, 2014 12:30 lunch time - 4:30pm.
Also two Italian air traffic control unions have a strike planned for the same time.
Sunday, 17 August 2014 Last night Alitalia flight, Sardinia - Cagliari to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Passengers had to wait 1 1/2 hours for luggage. No explanation given.
Rome Baggage Handlers Strike - go slow
7 August 2014 Alitalia struggle today to return luggage. Airline warns of possible mass absenteeism this weekend by employees.
6 August 2014 Baggage strike over late last night. Crews worked all night to clear the thousand bag backlog so flights would be ready to go today. Ansamed 6 August 2014 Nothing much out in the news today. Strike is still going on. Nothing on Alitalia website that we could see. Call your travel agent. Don't change your flight to TAP Airlines or Portugalia, airline to strike Saturday. Palma de Mallorca and Porto Airport both have baggage handler strikes.
5 August 2014 This Friday is the big announcement that Etihad will be taking over Alitalia. New boss, James Hogan flew in 7am under the radar from Abu Dhabi for meetings with management, unions and Italian government.
Etihad will cut 2171 jobs from the bloated airline.
Because of this passengers have to suffer.
This baggage strike has been going on since Sunday, bags are piled up.
If you codeshare with Alitalia you might get caught up in this. Otherwise other airlines so far have not been affected. Call your airline to double check.
No end in sight for this strike, could go on this week-end. We will be updating this page, as news comes in.
US Airways jetliner fuselage punctured by a cart ladder yesterday. Passengers all 297 put up in hotels.
If you can, we recommend you switch airlines. Aitalia likely to be in disarray for several months. Stay as far away from this airline as possible.
Easyjet for Milan from Fiumicino, new route for 2013. EasyJet management have know idea what they are heading into... See Malpensa airport strike page.
Old industrial actions for 2014
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Italian air traffic control will strike Friday May 16, 2014. Italian air space will be closed for one hour 2-3pm local time. Call your airline for details.
January 4, 2013 Employee layoffs at dutyfree shops, employees close store and you save money.
12 November Roma Fiumicino airport industrial action of ground handling staff. Expect long delays today till 8PM. (European strike November 14)
General strike planned for Tuesday,
6, September, 2011. Airports will be closed from 10am to 6pm. Book a hotel for just incase! Airport train will be running. Check
Rome airport strike, Fiumicino airport strike, Friday, 21 January, 2011. Baggage handlers and ramp crews for Flightcare willl strike from 12-4pm.
So last year
Rome, Fiumicino Airport strike by Flightcare baggage handlers protesting redundancies and cost cutting. 10-noon and 4-6pm 11/28/09
Flightcare is a subsidiary of the Spanish group Fomento de construcciones y contratas that works as ground handler on behalf of some airlines at Rome-Fiumicino airport, such as Blue Air, Aegean, Fly Baboo and Blue Panorama.
We need local source!