Alitalia staff announced to strike on September 23 and October 9 in Italy. As the strike is going to last for 24 hours each, many delayed and cancelled flights are predicted.
Unions representing Alitalia flight personnel and airport ground staff announced that strike will start 00:01 and will end at 23:59 (local time) on each day. Furthermore, strike will have huge impact not only for domestic and international flights but also for airport operations across the country. Passengers travel plans will be disrupted due to the strike as many flight delays and cancellations are expected.
Alitalia strike update: the airline has cancelled its flights due to a promised strike by pilots and cabin crews on 09/10/2019, most of the 200 Alitalia cancelled flights are domestic, in Italy. Please be advised: if you have a flight with Alitalia this week, better check your flight status before leaving for the airport.
How to act if you have Alitalia flight during these strike days?
Firstly, you should check your flight status in advance and before departing to the airport. If you have any questions regarding your flight status, you may contact Alitalia help service. It is good to know air passenger rights, which are protected by the EU law EC 261/2004, you may find information, what service airline must provide and how much compensation they owe you in case of flight delay or cancellation, on our website Airline Strike Compensation.
Can I get delayed or cancelled flight compensation due to Alitalia strike?
Yes, you can get flight delay or cancellation compensation if the reason for flight disruption was Alitalia flight strike. The compensation amount depends on the flight distance and may be up to 600 euro. It is important to understand that in order to receive flight compensation, your flight must be delayed or cancelled due to Alitalia staff strike, this means employees are directly responsible for the airline. Furthermore, you may receive the compensation only if your arrival at the final destination was more than 3 hours later than it was planned, or Alitalia flight was cancelled and the airline informed you about it less than 14 days before departure.
The EU Regulation EC261 is in force only in the European Union, thus Alitalia flight should be from the EU or to the EU. In addition, your flight reservation must be confirmed and this flight must be delayed or cancelled not more than 3 years ago.