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Condor aims to restart high-speed ferries in May

Condor aims to restart high-speed ferries in May

Thursday 04 March 2021

Condor aims to restart high-speed ferries in May


Condor says it hopes to have high-speed passenger services back on the waves in mid-May, in line with the UK’s recent announcement of an easing in travel restrictions.

An update of when Jersey's border restrictions may allow more travel to resume is due soon.

The ferry company cancelled Liberation and Rapide sailings last December for the first quarter of this year.

Last month, Condor’s CEO Paul Luxon said that despite the travel issues brought on by the pandemic, there were signs of encouragement. In the 24 hours after the UK's announcement, the website saw its traffic rise 46%, with particular interest in travel to the Channel Islands from the UK.

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Pictured: Condor is hoping to revive its regular services in mid-May.

“We are absolutely committed to a resumption in passenger services and the recent surge in interest following the British government’s announcement last week has given us cause for optimism," Elwyn Dop, Condor’s Operations Director, said.

"Any restart does, though, require an agreement on border opening and currently there is no certainty when any easing of such controls will be possible.” 

The Commodore Clipper, Condor’s freight and passenger ferry, will continue to sail daily between the Channel Islands and Portsmouth, and to make a fortnightly round trip to St Malo. Freight-only sailings remain unchanged. 

Pictured top: The Condor Liberation may be back in action in time for summer.

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