updated 10/19/2007 2:22:34 PM ET 2007-10-19T18:22:34

The company that manages Milan's airports warned that travelers at Malpensa and Linate airports, both of which serve the northern city, could face delays and cancellations Monday due to a strike by local air transport workers.

Ground workers at airports in Lombardy, the northern Italian region that includes Milan, will stage a four-hour strike from 10:00 a.m., the SEA company said in a statement.

Workers are protesting planned flight cuts at Malpensa by struggling Italian carrier Alitalia, the Filt-Cgil transport union said.

A small Alitalia flight attendants union also called a national eight-hour strike for Monday, though it was not immediately known if the protest would affect the airline.

Further disruptions await travelers in Italy on Nov. 9, when air, rail and public transport workers plan a day of strikes.

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