London Heathrow & London City Flight Cancellations due to Alitalia Industrial Action on Wednesday 5 April 2017

Alitalia Airbus A320

Alitalia Airbus A320


A number of trade unions representing employees of Alitalia are due to take industrial action on Wednesday 5 April 2017.

As a consequence, a substantial number of flights have been cancelled on Wednesday. In addition, there are a number of cancellations on Tuesday 4 April 2017 and Thursday 6 April 2017.

The background to the dispute is that Alitalia is currently in negotiations with its shareholders and banks over the airline’s future. Management have proposed a new business plan which would involve substantial redundancies which trade unions are protesting against.

Alitalia has published guidance for affected passengers which includes details of its rebooking policies.  A full list of cancellations is also available here.

If your flight is cancelled you have the option of a refund or an alternative fight up to Friday 14 April 2017.

The cancellations include the following flights between London Heathrow and London City Airports and Milan and Rome.

Please note that these are pre-planned cancellations.  There may well be additional cancellations due to other operational issues on the day.

You can check live flight information on the websites of Heathrow and London City airports on the day of travel.


Wednesday 5 April 2017 

Flight AZ247 London Heathrow – Milan Linate

Flight AZ238 Milan Linate – London Heathrow

Flight AZ215 London City – Milan Linate

Flight AZ216 Milan Linate – London City

Flight AZ221 London City – Milan Linate

Flight AZ222 Milan Linate – London City

Flight AZ204 Rome Fiumicino – London Heathrow

Flight AZ207 London Heathrow – Rome Fiumicino

Flight AZ208 Rome Fiumicino – London Heathrow

Flight AZ209 London Heathrow – Rome Fiumicino

Flight AZ210 Rome Fiumicino – London Heathrow

Thursday 6 April 2017

Flight AZ201 London Heathrow – Rome Fiumicino

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