Brittany Ferries has announced that Barfleur will return to service between Poole and Cherbourg on the 27th February 2011. The new service will, however, be aimed at freight as much as passengers as it is on this basis that the company feels it can operate profitably. With up to 3 crossings a day, there will be plenty of choice for passengers and Brittany Ferries is seeking the support of the community in making this service a success.
Comments Mike Bevens, Group Commercial Passenger Director: “This service was withdrawn because it was consistently making a loss, but the response from the public following the announcement has, quite frankly, been amazing. We have been working hard to see how we could reintroduce this popular ship profitably and believe that we have found a solution by getting the passenger/freight mix right since the new service will carry proportionately fewer passengers.”
“We will operate the service throughout the summer, and then review its commercial viability towards the end of September 2011. Having listened to the concerns of the community, we now need to call upon everyone’s support of our decision to bring back Barfleur.”
The Barfleur will operate a daily roundtrip, with extra sailings on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. The provisional sailing schedule can be exclusively viewed by clicking here.
Released 16 December 2010