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Two new hybrid ships for Brittany Ferries’ UK-France operations
21st July 2021

Two new hybrid LNG-electric ships are coming to the Brittany Ferries fleet. They will arrive in 2024/2025 to serve routes connecting Portsmouth with St Malo and Caen. As well as significantly cutting emissions, the hybrids will deliver less noise, less vibration for passengers and a step towards future-proofing the company.

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It’s coming home (without needing to self-isolate)
8th July 2021

“This is the news we have been waiting for all year,” said Brittany Ferries CEO Christophe Mathieu. “Finally, the storm clouds are lifting and the sun is beginning to shine.  We expect an avalanche of demand in the weeks ahead and my message to our customers is clear: We have availability, so now is a great time to book a holiday and we can’t wait to serve you all.”

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Brittany Ferries on traffic light system clarity
7th May 2021

Brittany Ferries chief executive Christophe Mathieu says: “We welcome clarity on the traffic light framework for international travel and understand why France and Spain have been put on the amber list. Thanks to a downward trend in Covid cases and improving vaccination rates, we fully expect them to be re-classified as green countries when review takes place in three weeks’ time.

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Brittany Ferries forced to delay return to full service
7th May 2021

Brittany Ferries has confirmed that it will not resume its full sailing schedule on 17th May as it had originally planned. The decision comes following changes to international travel rules, and in particular clarification of the UK government’s traffic light framework.

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Brittany Ferries opens early for 2022 reservations
6th April 2021

Brittany Ferries has today opened its books for 2022 reservations. The move comes three months’ earlier than normal and is partly designed to meet customer demand for holidays next year. But it also aims to deliver reassurance to those who hold 2021 reservations, should a return to international travel be delayed.

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Brittany Ferries plots recovery course, after worst year in decades
19th March 2021

Brittany Ferries has published some of the most disappointing figures in its history, following its AGM in St Pol de Leon, France today. In a year dominated by the Covid crisis and amid on-going Brexit concerns, 2020 passenger numbers fell to less than a third of normal levels. Freight fared slightly better, with figures down by 20 percent. Company turnover halved, as lockdown measures and restrictions on travel in all markets forced passengers to stay at home.

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As travel restrictions persist, Brittany Ferries extends suspension of some services
17th February 2021

“We had hoped for a return to service for all our routes in mid-March, but the reality is that most people are simply unable to travel at this time, " said CEO Christophe Mathieu. "Booking levels are extremely low and we are relying on loans to carry us through this difficult period. It is therefore simply not viable to run loss-making routes at this time.”

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