Freight News, Sea

Brittany trims ships and sailings

[ August 24, 2020   //   ]

Brittany Ferries has made a number of changes to its scheduled services from the end of August following the UK government’s imposition of quarantine on travellers returning from France.

The Armorique, formerly on the Plymouth to Roscoff route, was laid up from 31 August and will be replaced by the Pont-Aven from 10 September with three return trips per week. She will also continue to operate one return sailing from Plymouth to Santander and from Roscoff to Cork during the week.

The Bretagne, currently serving the Portsmouth to St Malo route, will be laid up from 7 September while the Etretat will not resume crossings, as planned. The Connemara will continue to operate the Cherbourg and Le Havre rotations from Portsmouth, but will no longer serve Spain.

Director general, Christophe Mathieu, said. “This is not something we want to do. However, in the context of a terrible summer season we have no choice but to consolidate sailings that, by virtue of lack of passenger numbers, are uneconomic to run. These extraordinary decisions are regrettable and we apologise in advance to all those whose plans will be disrupted.”