Brittany Ferries have announced that they are cancelling all sailing until June 15, 2020 due to the ongoing restrictions on travel.
CEO Christophe Mathieu said: “The ongoing restrictions on non-essential travel, coupled with WHO social distancing guidelines, continue to prevent us from operating. We’re ever closer to a return though and we will be in touch with you if you are affected by the cancellations.
“One challenge we’re really struggling with is the carriage of foot passengers and cyclists,” he explained.
“Negotiating ports, particularly during embarkation and disembarkation, is a key obstacle. Our investigations into potential solutions continue.”
Brittany Ferries has also said it is working to secure a ‘significant’ loan guarantee from the French government, alongside French banks
Brittany Ferries has said it is working to secure a ‘significant’ loan guarantee from the French government, alongside French banks.
Mathieu said: “It’s quite a time consuming process, and by no means easy, but things are progressing well. I fully expect this to carry us through a difficult period and onto brighter times ahead.
“As with any loan, it will have to be repaid, but we will be able to do this in the years to come thanks to the support of all our loyal customers and the attractiveness of the destinations we serve.”
He said as a ‘statement of intent’, he hoped to be able to share with customers, next week, a firm date in July when 2021 sailings will be on sale.