Monday August 10, 2020

France bookings boost for Stena Line as Irish Ferries flounders without new ship

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

2nd December, 2018
Irish Ferries had expected to take delivery of the WB Yeats from German shipbulder FSG in time for last summer

Ferry operator Stena Line has seen a 30 per cent surge in bookings on the France to Ireland route as its main rival Irish Ferries continues to struggle to set a 2019 schedule without its new ferry, the WB Yeats.

Stena Line has ramped up its sales drive on the route in recent months with a series of sales, but at the moment Irish Ferries – owned by the publicly-listed Irish Continental Group (ICG) – is not...

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