Brittany Ferries sinks a little deeper into the crisis

Brittany Ferries sinks a little deeper into the crisis

The company is acquiring two ships that are more respectful of the environment. But she is still asking for state help to bounce back.

Model of one of the two new generation boats ordered by Brittany Ferries.

Another tile for Brittany Ferries. On Monday, 13,000 passengers canceled their Channel crossing scheduled for this summer with the company. The consequence of the decision taken by the UK government on Friday: returning from France, residents in England will have to quarantine for ten days even if they have received their two doses of vaccine.

The SME headquartered in Roscoff did not need this new blow. In the first half, it sold 52,500 tickets against 946,000 two years ago and another 181,000 last year. Blame it on the health crisis which is not decreasing in intensity despite the vaccination campaign.

2021 will be an even worse financial year than 2020warns Jean-Marc Roué, president of the shipping company.We will make cumulative losses over the two years of 220 million euros.“What make you dizzy for a company that has seen its turnover drop by almost 60% in 2020 to 202 million. Symbol of the sluggishness of…