Aircraft. Strike today for air transport, airports and satellite activities. Alitalia cancelled 40% of its flights
Rome, Italy - The airline activated a plan to reschedule all involved passengers
(WAPA) - Planes have been grounded and rescheduled today for the 24-hour general strike (00:01am-11:59pm) of workers from air transport, airports and satellite activities that was established by the Italian union CUB Trasporti and for the 4-hour strike -from 1:00 pm to 5 pm- of air traffic controllers set by the unions Unica, Filt-Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uilt and Ugl-Trasporto Aereo. Alitalia cancelled 40% of its flights, as other companies -among which British Airways, Swiss, Air France, Lufthansa and easyJet- cancelled or rescheduled their flights from the "Leonardo da Vinci" Rome-Fiumicino airport. Alitalia activated a plan to guarantee that passengers might get on other flights as soon as possible, also by using aircraft with a bigger capacity on both domestic and international routes.
The operation of the airport will be guaranteed in the 7-10 am and 6pm-9 pm time slots.
A group of workers from Alitalia protesting in front of Terminal 1 of Rome-Fiumicino was announced by CUB Trasporti.
For details see AVIONEWS 1 and 2. (Avionews)