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Airlines have cancelled some flights to Italy on Friday as the country is set to hold a 24-hour general strike.
The industrial action is due to start from midnight and there is expected to be disruption to flights as well as trains and other types of public transport across Italy.
Easyjet said it had cancelled some flights to Italy with customers offered a free transfer to another flight or full refund.
“We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact to our customers during the strike period and have proactively taken the decision to cancel a small number flights to allow customers to reorganise their travel plans,” said Easyjet in a statement.
Ryanair said that the strike would affect security at Bologna, Pisa and Genoa airports and urged passengers to arrive at these three airports earlier than usual.
“We ask that customers travelling on November 14 arrive at the airport as early as possible preferably three hours before their scheduled flight departure time to ensure they have sufficient time to clear airport,” said the airline. “Other airport operations are not affected by this strike.”
Workers at Italian carrier Alitalia are set to go on strike for four hours on Friday from 12.00 to 16.00 local time, despite talks earlier this week between unions and the airline.
Italian train operator Trenitalia will also be affected by the strike but plans to run “essential services” such as the link between Rome’s Fiumicino airport and the city’s Termini rail station through the usual Leonardo Express trains or with replacement buses.