Canceled easyJet flights put thousands of UK holiday plans at risk

Thousands of UK travel plans could be in jeopardy after it was announced that a strike would take place at Italy over a 24 hour period.

The strike, which is taking place over a dispute over wages, has forced some 200 flights to cancel, affecting dozens of places like Rome and Milan across the European nation.

The strike is led by air traffic control personnel in Italy.

Italy’s state-owned airline ITA announced that 13 other flights to and from London had also been cancelled.

However, airline bosses in easyJet say they are working to ensure travel plans go through by transferring affected passengers to alternative flights.

The low-cost airline has told passengers to expect delays and cancellations, but has yet to confirm all flights affected by the wave of industrial action.

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What did easyJet say about the air traffic control strikes?

In a statement, easyJet said: “We have been informed of a national strike in Italy on Friday October 21, which will affect air traffic control and ground handling services. Like most airlines operating at destination and coming from Italy, we may experience disruptions to our flight schedule on that date.

“We advise customers traveling to, from or within Italy on Friday 21 October to allow extra time for travel to and from the airport and to check the status of their flights on our Flight Tracker.”

When does the air traffic controllers’ strike take place?

It has been announced that air traffic control staff in Italy will go on a 24-hour strike on Friday 21 October.

What if my flight is cancelled?

Most airlines will notify their customers if their flights are canceled before the scheduled departure date by email or text message.

easyJet says it is working to ensure affected travelers are moved to alternative flights.

He also recommends transferring your booking to a later time/date for free or requesting a refund in the “Manage Bookings” section on the top panel of the EasyJet website.

easyJet flight tracker

You can also track your flight status on easyJet Flight tracking on the company’s app or website.

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