Air traffic control strike in Italy tomorrow to cause disruption

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A general strike in Italy tomorrow (11 January) by air traffic controllers is set to lead to a raft of flight cancellations and changes to domestic and international services.

The strike from noon to 16:00h (local times) will cause impact and restrictions to the normal operations of airlines’ schedules across the country in all major cities including Rome, and Milan.

Vueling has cancelled cancel certain flights in advance to try and minimise the inconvenience to customers and said depending on how the strike evolves, other flights may be subject to delays.

Flights that will not be operated tomorrow include Rome–Fiumicino to Paris CDG, Rome–Fiumicino to Alicante–Elche and Rome–Fiumicino to Barcelona–El Prat. Flights that were meant to be operating the other way have also be cancelled.

The Spanish low-cost carrier has also cancelled some flights to/from Turin, Venice, Milan-Malpensa, Cagliari, Florence and Palermo.

Aeroflot has also changed the departure times of flights between Moscow Sheremetyevo and Milan, and Moscow Sheremetyevo and Rome due to the air traffic control strike.