Traffic to Italy disrupted by strike

Flights to and from Italy have been disrupted by an 8-hour strike in the country. A spokeswoman for Prague’s international airport said three flights to Rome and Venice had been cancelled and there had been several delays. Passengers bound for Italy have been asked to contact information well in advance of scheduled flights. Train transport has also been affected with the Munich-to-Verona line going only as far as Innsbruck from where passengers are asked to use a replacement bus service. The strike was called by Italy’s largest trade union in protest against the government’s cost-cutting measures.