Big boost for Irish holidaymakers with TWO new ferry crossings amid airport queue chaos

IRISH holidaymakers have more travel options after Britanny Ferries announced TWO new departures as passengers face massive delays at Dublin Airport.

A twice a week cork The route to Roscoff in France is scheduled to begin this summer.

Britanny Ferries has announced two new routes

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Britanny Ferries has announced two new routes
Village and marina of Roscoff, Brittany in France

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Village and marina of Roscoff, Brittany in FranceCredit: Alamy

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “As we resume international tourism to Ireland this year, the announcement that Brittany Ferries’ MV Armorique will be operating between Roscoff and Cork this summer is very good news and a real one A vote of confidence in Irish tourism.”

And a new tourism-oriented ship Galicia will also sail from Rosslare to Bilbao in Spain from November this year.

The Galicia, which can accommodate up to 1,015 passengers, is closer to cruise ferries like the company’s flagship Pont Aven, with far better facilities for leisure travelers.

Jean-Marc Roué, President of Brittany Ferries, said: “There is no doubt that the Rosslare – Bilbao route has been a success and we are pleased with the way Irish hauliers have taken it up.

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“The Galicia will continue to offer a strong cargo offering. However, our research has shown that there is demand from Irish people wanting to holiday in Spain and the Galicia will certainly offer them a far more enjoyable experience.

“The task now is to work with tourism organizations in Ireland and Spain to ensure holidaymakers fill our ships and enrich destinations in both markets.”

Glenn Carr, General Manager Rosslare Europort, welcomed Brittany Ferries’ announcement.

He added: “Brittany Ferries are more than just customers of Rosslare Europort, they are our partners in strengthening our direct links between Ireland and Europe.

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“The Galicia will ensure that both freight customers and holidaymakers benefit from this partnership and provide a more sustainable tourism travel option to and from Ireland’s South East and beyond.”

Meanwhile, Dublin Airport has announced a plan to deal with delays ahead of the busy Easter holidays.

Then follows the five-point strategy long lines sparked concern from the government and complaints from some passengers that they had missed their flights.

The queues have been attributed to delays at security checkpoints during peak hours.

The airport said it was try to recover blamed by the impact of the pandemic and the lack of fully trained staff working at the country’s busiest airport.

in an opinion, Dublin Airport said the plan recently included measures to address delays, which they described as successful, adding that in the past 10 days none of the 300,000 passengers who had left Dublin Airport had missed a flight due to security queues.

However, with the busy Easter period ahead, they advised passengers to arrive at the airport at least three and a half hours before their departure time.

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Measures are taken These include the recruitment and training of a “significant number” of additional security screening staff, the deployment of a task force, a targeted communications campaign and maintaining 24-hour security in Terminal 1 to reduce queues.

There were calls for the defense forces to come to the rescue.

But Defense Secretary Simon Coveney said he was “not very enthusiastic” about the idea of ​​deploying troops at the airport.

https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8619972/major-boost-irish-holidaymakers-new-ferry-sailings-airport/ Big boost for Irish holidaymakers with TWO new ferry crossings amid airport queue chaos

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