EXPRESS 5 is on its long trip from the Philippines to Rønne. The trip is going well, and therefore Bornholmlinjen is now putting the new fast ferry into the sailing schedule with the first trip from Rønne towards Ystad on 29 April 2023.
With the resumption of traffic on STAVANGERFJORD and BERGENSFJORD in May and June respectively, Fjord Line will offer a permanent route between Bergen, Stavanger, Hirtshals, and Kristiansand. The ships will no longer call at Langesund.
“This strategic move aims to provide a better experience for both travellers and freight customers on the quickest route between Norway and the continent. The new service will offer a higher frequency and a year-round connection between Kristiansand and Hirtshals,” says CEO Brian Thorsted Hansen.
Customers can choose to travel on the sister ships or the high-speed catamaran Fjord FSTR. Fjord Line has been operating traffic to and from Langesund since 2014.
The extended marshalling area at Rønne Harbor will not be ready until Easter 2024, according to Bornholm’s Regional Municipality. This has consequences for the summer’s capacity on the new fast ferry Express 5 on the departures from Rønne, says ferry operator Bornholmlinjen.
Departing from Ystad, there are no issues due to the completed port expansion.