Over 200 flights were canceled from / to Italy due to the strikes that took place on July 17!
On July 17, no less than three low-cost airlines went on strike in Italy - easyJet, Volotea and Ryanair. And for the chaos to be complete, the air traffic controllers also went on strike.
A strike by air traffic controllers and flight crews of three low-cost airlines on Sunday caused the cancellation of many flights in all of Italy. More than 200 flights were canceled in Italy on Sunday (July 17th) due to a four-hour warning strike called by air traffic controllers' unions and workers at three low-cost airlines. The most affected were domestic flights, but some European flights did not take off either.
The call for a national strike from 14:00 to 18:00 targeted ENAV air traffic controllers, as well as pilots and cabin crew from easyJet, Volotea and Ryanair. This social movement took place at the height of the summer season in Italy.
The unions explained that air traffic controllers suffered from "ENAV's obvious inability to communicate and manage staff”. As for the pilots and flight attendants of low-cost airlines, they work in "unacceptable conditions”. They accuse easyJet of unjustified dismissals and Volotea for failing to comply with minimum wage legislation.