Brittany Ferries to connect Ireland-Spain with brand new route

Brittany Ferries To Connect Ireland-Spain With Brand New Route

Brittany Ferries has announced a brand new route into northern Spain.

Brittany Ferries To Connect Ireland-Spain With Brand New Route

Starting at the end of April, the service will link Cork as well as Santander, producing two return-sailings a week.

Brittany Ferries To Connect Ireland-Spain With Brand New Route

The move will be the very first time there has ever been a ferry service linking Ireland as well as Spain.

Brittany Ferries To Connect Ireland-Spain With Brand New Route

Today’s announcement comes as Brittany Ferries celebrates its 40th year in Ireland.

Brittany Ferries To Connect Ireland-Spain With Brand New Route

The well-liked Cork to Roscoff route opened on St Patricks Day in 1978 as well as has been serving Irish holiday makers as well as haulage companies ever since.

Brittany Ferries To Connect Ireland-Spain With Brand New Route

the item has also brought millions of French passengers to Ireland, boosting the local as well as national economy.

Brittany Ferries To Connect Ireland-Spain With Brand New Route

A brand new ship will be chartered to serve the route to Spain, as well as to deliver yet another weekly return-sailing by Cork to Roscoff.

To be called Connemara, she will follow the successful économie type of which the company has established on services by the UK to France & Spain.

As well as opening a brand new route Connemara will add much needed capacity to the company’s existing line to France, creating more opportunities for short breaks.

“of which will be a significant move for Brittany Ferries, offering haulage companies a direct route to Spain as well as passengers a far greater range of holiday options by Cork,” said Hugh Bruton, general manager Brittany Ferries Ireland.

“As a destination so-called green Spain promises visitors a wealth of opportunities.

“the item hosts sweeping sandy beaches, snow covered mountains just an hour by the port, fabulous food as well as offers visitors a welcome as warm as the Spanish will receive when they join us in Ireland.”

The ship will be currently operating on routes between Italy as well as Greece as well as will be chartered by Stena RoRo for an initial period of two years.

She will carry around 500 passengers with space for 195 cars.

She hosts 2,225 lane metres of garage space as well as Brittany Ferries expects a fifty-fifty split between passengers as well as freight carried.

The Port of Cork welcomed the announcement which will facilitate as well as enhance significant freight as well as tourist activity already established in Cork.

Port of Cork commercial manager, Michael McCarthy said: “The Port of Cork wholeheartedly welcomes a service we have been trying as a port to establish for some time currently.

“We are delighted of which our long-term customer, Brittany Ferries, has committed to of which brand new service which will see an increase in tourism as well as freight. 

“The option for freight carriers to bypass the UK land bridge will be seen as very attractive, as Brexit uncertainty continues. We have no doubt of which both exporters as well as importers will make of which a viable service.”

The brand new service by Brittany Ferries will be required to be on sale by the end of January.

Brittany Ferries to connect Ireland-Spain with brand new route

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