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Alitalia: special measures due to the air traffic controllers strikes of today

For four hours -ATTACHMENT

Some Italian trade unions have confirmed for today Tuesday 14 January a 4-hour air traffic controllers strike from 1 pm to 5 pm. The airline was therefore forced to cancel some domestic and international flights scheduled for 14 January from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Alitalia has taken special measures to mitigate customer inconvenience by operating bigger aircraft on domestic and international routes, in order to rebook passengers affected by cancellations onto the first available flights on the same day: 75 per cent of the involved travelers will fly on the same 14 January.

Travellers affected by cancellations can check on which flight they have been rebooked by connecting at and filling in the empty fields ‘First Name’, ‘Last Name’ and ‘Reservation Code’ in the ‘MY FLIGHTS’ section in the home page of the website.

The Italian carrier invites all customers already holding tickets for travels on 14 January from 1 pm to 5 pm to check the status of their flights before going to the airport on website, or calling the airline at the toll-free number 800-650055 (within Italy), at +39-06-65649 (from overseas), or contacting the travel agency where the ticket was bought.

Travellers affected by cancellation or schedule change of Alitalia flights on 14 January can rebook their travel at no additional cost or penalty, or ask for a full ticket refund (only if the flight is cancelled or the delay on departure exceeds 5 hours) by 21 January.

The list of cancelled flights (five pages) today is attached to this AVIONEWS.

See for details AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency