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Pisa and Florence airport owners to outsource 800 jobs. Airport security, check-in, ramp workers, baggage handlers, ticketing. Be prepared, book a hotel in advance and if you can, only bring hand luggage. It may help.
Nationwide airport strikes
Pisa Airport and Florence Airport workers will strike 21 November, 2017 between 1pm and 5pm.
Nationwide Italian baggage handlers will strike from 1pm - 5pm. Stay in close contact with your airline.
Taxi drivers will also strike nationwide on the 21st. Be prepared for blocked airport roads and railway stations.
December 7, 2017 Alitalia workers, 24 hour strike action see Alitalia strike
Nationwide Italian transportation strike
June 16, 2017.
Will involve aviation workers. Strike likely to effect flights from Florence airport. Stay in close contact with your airline. Today, Wednesday June 14, 2017, 68 Alitalia flights cancelled, worldwide.
A 24 hour rail strike is planned starting 9pm Thursday evening till 9pm Friday. Go to your rail companies website. Rome's Leonardo Express will operate as normal.
If taking local transportation, check as they may be on a reduced schedule.
May 26, 2017 Air traffic control strike planned for this Sunday has been cancelled and rescheduled to July 5, 2017 1pm - 5pm. 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! Truck strike may still be on for Monday follow along Easy Travel Report
Old strikes effecting Florence airport 2017
Will effect flights worldwide
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
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.
Update:-Berlin Airport issue over with, wage deals have been made.
Berlin Airport Strike by ground handling till Wednesday 15th March 5am. Will effect Air Berlin or Lufthansa flights possibly. Issue not over expect more strikes at Berlin Airports
Italian General March 8, 2017
General Strike of all categories public and private March 8, 2017. Will effect aviation, rail, buses, metreo's and maritime.
Florence local government releases warning about road works in and around Florence. Give yourself extra travel time.
Also next month, Finnish aviation strike and Air France unions threaten strike action
Old strikes from 2017
Update:-21 February, 2017 This strike is on. Check our front page. Taxi strike is also causing problems.
January 25, 2016 You should know a 24 hour strike by Alitalia workers is planned for February 23, 2017 follow along with us
Last years strikes 2016
Still time for this to change
Aviation strikes Planned 14 May 2016
All local times.
Italian air traffic control 1pm to 5pm - nationwide.
Naples Airport personnel 1pm to 5pm
Mistal Air 1pm - 5pm (Alitalia subsidiary)
Ancona Falconara Airport 1pm - 5pm
Rome Airports Fiumicino and Ciampino Noon to 4pm
25 May 2016 Naples Airport aircraft engineers 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
31 May 2016 Rome’s Airports Fiumicino and Ciampino aviation services will strike from noon to 4pm.
6 June 2016 Italian air traffic control at Rome Airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino will strike for 24 hours. Still time for this one to be cancelled. If not, strike will have a ripple effect around the world.
Old strikes that have effected flights this year
25 April 2016 Bad week to take a flight out of Florence this week.
5 April 2016 You should know we have two air traffic control strikes one in Greece the other in Italy this week.
Old strikes for 2016 already
Several Italian strikes planned March 18, 2016
French air traffic control strike
Update:-11 January 2016 You should be aware of aviation strikes planned for Monday 25 January 2016 www.easytravelreport.com
If taking a Trenitalia train to and from Florence airport. A rail strike is planned 9pm on Saturday, 16 January 2016 till 9pm Sunday night. Sunday even more Trenitalia workers will be joining in the strike nationwide...
Strike "proof" trains are available to book, whether yours is or they are full of not whose to say.
Old Strikes for 2015
New Italian air traffic control strike
19 March 2015 Bad week for travelling around Italy by air and airports. Florence museums might be closed 4, 5 April, 2015 for a strike. See links above for Italian airport strike
Sunday, 15 February 2015 Italian air traffic controllers will strike Tuesday, 17 February. The strike will last from 1 - 5pm local time. Most flights will be grounded, brought forward or cancelled, call your airline. Flights will be back to normal by the following afternoon. Expect other air traffic control strikes as the year goes on.
Last years industrial actions
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.
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
11 June 2014 See our front page Italian rail strike this weekend
Old industrial actions
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.
Saturday, 3 May 2014 Florence airport workers to strike from 12:30 - 4:30. Also Italian air traffic controllers threaten strike action for the same time. ATC strikes lately seemed to be planned monthly and consequently gets redacted. You never know. So follow along with us Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Industrial actions so far this year 2014
7 March 2014 Will be a busy day for strikes, chances are you will be delayed or even cancelled. Several cancellations reported at Florence Airport today.
Last years industrial actions 2013
October 9, 2013 Italian general strike is planned for October 18. Consequently Florence airport will be closed from 11 am to 2pm. Italian air traffic control might be joining in. We will update pages as we find information. You will likely to find public transportation on strike also. See if you can book your taxi/shuttle in advance
June 14, 2013 Public transportation strike in Italy. Florence airport strike by workers from 12-4PM.
Strike actions for 2010
Friday, 12, March, 2010 Florence airport strike for four hours. 10am to 2pm.
Strike action for 2009
Florence airport strike
2/25/2009 Transportation strike, Italy, Florence, Aeroporto di Firenze (AdF) airport workers will strike from 12am - 4pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Expect flight delays.
Unions failed to get an agreement with management.
Local source needed.