Condor is cancelling all passenger sailings throughout the month of April due to travel restrictions between the Channel Islands, France and the UK.
Having initially cancelled passenger crossings this week (23 March – 2 April), the ferry service has now called off the rest of its sailings from Poole and St. Malo until the end of next month.
The cancellations come as many travel providers scale back on their routes into and out of the Channel Islands in response to the growing outbreak of covid-19.
Its freight line will continue as normal.
Explaining the rationale for the move, Condor CEO Paul Luxon said: “As a consequence of this unprecedented global crisis, we are suspending all passenger sailings for the whole of April. We have to react to the changing circumstances and government-imposed constraints on travel, which has sadly but inevitably led us to this course of action.
Pictured: CEO of Condor Ferries Paul Luxon.
“The cancellations include the Easter holidays so we regret the inconvenience this will cause. We remain absolutely committed to restarting services as soon as we can and connecting up our destinations. These are, of course, exceptional times and every day brings new information so our plans could change.”
Speaking about the operation of its freight service, Mr Luxon added: “I am pleased to report that our lifeline freight operation is working well and proof that our decision to switch to a sterile working environment to protect the supply chain was the right one.
“Our contact teams will be extremely busy during this period and we ask for patience due to the unprecedented changes to the schedule.”
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