A series of air and rail transport strikes are threatening travel in Italy after the Christmas holidays officially end on 7 January. On Monday 9 January four-hour national strike from 12.00-16.00. On Thursday 12 January railway employees have called a strike from 09.00-17.00. On Thursday 19 January Alitalia flight crew workers have confirmed a 24 hour strike, causing the cancellation of 74 flights. On 26-27 January it is the turn of the railways again and on 30 January the air traffic controllers are striking, in Milan for eight hours (from 10.00-18.00) and in the rest of the country for four hours (from 12.00-16.00).