Strike forces BA to cancel flights to Italy

30 May 2014 by GrahamSmith

British Airways has today cancelled some of its services to Italy due to a 24-hour strike by ground handling staff.

The national carrier has axed a "small number of flights" to and from Milan Linate, Venice and Bologna.

The industrial action in Italy is over pay and working conditions.

BA said in a statement: "We are doing all we can to minimise the effects of the industrial action. We have retimed a number of flights and are also using larger aircraft where possible."

Easyjet and Ryanair have also cancelled some flights to Italy.

Ryanair has cancelled more than 25 flights to Italian airports, while Easyjet said it is informing its customers via text message and email about disrupted flights.

All airlines advise passengers to regularly check their websites for further updates.,,

Graham Smith

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