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Airlines have been forced to cancel and reschedule flights today in the face of a strike by Italian air traffic controllers.
The four-hour walk-out from midday will affect flights to and from the country and those flying in Italian airspace.
British Airways said: “As a result of industrial action by air traffic controllers in Italy, there will be some disruption to our services to/from Italy on Tuesday.
“We have proactively re-timed some services to avoid the four hour strike period, but regrettably we have been forced to cancel a small number of flights.
“We will be using larger aircraft where possible to re-accommodate customers whose original flights have been cancelled as a result of the strikes.”
EasyJet warned that every airline flying to and from Italy, as well as those flying within Italian airspace, will be affected.
“We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact to our customers and are working through our plans which we will communicate as soon as we can,” the budget carrier said.
“If we are forced to cancel any flights, our customers will be informed by SMS and email, with up to date information on the situation available on easyJet.com.”
Ryanair said on its website: “We are not yet certain of the level of disruption expected.
"In the event we are forced to reschedule or cancel flights, we will update this notice accordingly.”
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