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Because of strikes in Italy and Belgium, many tourists are stranded.

Over 250,000 tourists in a well-known tourist area were delayed due to a strike in Italy.

Hundreds of flights were grounded on Saturday due to strikes by airport and airline workers, leaving thousands of travelers stuck in Europe at the height of the busy summer travel season.

The ground worker strike in Italy resulted in the cancellation of about 1,000 flights, both local and international, according to airport and airline authorities.

Additional 120 flights that were scheduled to depart and arrive on Saturday and Sunday from Belgium’s Charleroi airport were canceled due to a pilot walkout for low-cost airline Ryanair over working conditions.

The strike in Italy alone left some 250,000 tourists detained in one of the most well-known tourist locations worldwide.

According to the national weather service, this heatwave is “one of the most intense ever,” with temperatures anticipated to reach at least 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Rome and 48 degrees Celsius on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.

From 10:00 am (0800 GMT) to 6:00 pm (1600 GMT), the six-year-old ground worker walkout was planned to last. A new collective contract is what the employees want.

According to the administration, 200 flights were canceled at the Rome airport.

After pilots joined the strike, Malta Air flights, which handle transfers for well-known low-cost carriers Ryanair, Vueling, and Ita Airways, were also impacted.

In the airports of Milan, some 150 flights were canceled, and Turin and Palermo also saw significant flight cancellations.

The strikers were advised by Matteo Salvini, the transport minister, to apply “common sense” and “avoid harming millions of other workers and tourists.”



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