Strike causes flight cancellations in Milan

Nearly 150 flights were canceled Tuesday at Milan's two main airports because workers staged a four-hour strike, officials said, according to an Associated Press report.

The company that manages the Milan airports said that 102 flights were canceled at Malpensa and 44 at Linate.

Airport workers were protesting plans by Alitalia to cut traffic at Malpensa. The plan is backed by Air France-KLM, which is in exclusive talks to take over Alitalia and has said it would significantly scale down Malpensa, the AP reported. 

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