Alitalia pilots and cabin crew went on strike for 24 hours on Sept. 22, triggering a series of flight cancellations, but maintained a majority of services.
In an earlier statement, Alitalia said it was implementing “special measures” during the walkout. “The trade unions ANPAC, ANPAV and USB, representing some of the Alitalia pilots and flight attendants, have confirmed a 24-hour strike Sept. 22, despite cancellation of industrial action by the national unions FILT-CGIL, FIT-CISL, UIL Trasporti and UGL.
As a consequence, Alitalia was forced to cancel many flights scheduled on September 22,” The Alitalia spokesman commented.
The strike was originally scheduled for September 6, but was deferred following the recent earthquake in Italy.
Alitalia rebooked passengers, brought in extra staff at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate and set up special call centre numbers in a bid to minimize disruption.
SkyTeam member Alitalia, is 49 percent owned by Etihad Airways, flies to twenty seven domestic and some seventy international destinations.
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