Brittany Ferries Goes on with the Planned Investments, in Spite Of Challenging Year
At its General Assembly on May 5, Brittany Ferries recalled that tourism is part of its DNA and stressed its major economic contribution to the regions it serves. Chairman Jean-Marc Roué recalled that the history of Brittany Ferries is intrinsically linked to that of the regions it has served, since its foundation. He also said that 2020 will be a challenging year. However, investments will go on as planned:
GALICIA (UK – Spain) to be delivered in July, in service in November
HONFLEUR (France – UK) delayed due to problems of yard in Flensburg
SALAMANCA (UK – Spain) keel laid in April 2020
SANTOñA (UK – Spain) 2023
Before the crisis, the company operated 12 ships on 12 routes, linking France, UK, Ireland and Spain.
Since March 19, BF only transports goods, with 5 ships on Caen-Portsmouth, Cherbourg-Portsmouth, Santander-Portsmouth, Bilbao-Poole and Bilbao-Rosslare.
Key figures for 2019
Revenue EUR 469 million
Passengers 2.49 million (-4.9%)
Cars 866,000 (-5%)
Freight 202,000 (-1.9%)
Brexit with its uncertainty and repeated delays are the main cause for the trend